THE SACK OF ST. AUGUSTINE: CAPT. ROBERT SEARLE’S RAID OF 1668
Saturday, Mar. 5 – Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011

Magnolia Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Local Phone: 904.534.6168

Website: http://www.searlesbucs.com/

Relive a calamitous day in history as the Historic Florida Militia re-enacts the Sack of St. Augustine. The sack occurred in 1668, when Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine.  The Raiders will have an encampment set up at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park on Magnolia Drive, where visitors can experience authentic 17th century arms, equipment and food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m., the pirates will proceed to the Plaza de la Constitucion where at 5 p.m. they will attack Spanish soldiers and St. Augustine citizens. Townspeople and soldiers flee up St. George Street to the Redoubt at Orange and Cordova Streets in the Historic District.
Location: Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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