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May 11, 9:00 a.m., 2024 History Festival Tour!

Join Command Historian Alison Simpson of the Florida National Guard for a guided tour of the historic St. Francis Barracks and grounds. This one-hour tour features the early history of the property as a Franciscan headquarters, its use as a U.S. Army installation during the 19th century, the history of Florida’s military. This tour is free of charge.

The Florida National Guard is the nation’s oldest militia, established by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565 (photo circa1880s)


May 11
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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