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Drake’s Raid, St. Augustine 1586

Sir Francis Drake’s Raid, St. Augustine 1586

Sir Francis  Drakes Raid 1586St. Augustine, Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Drake’s Raid
June 2nd, 2012 in the 26th reenactment of Sir Francis Drake’s Raid on old San Agustín. During the day (June 4th) a 16th century-style military encampment will be open to the public at the Fountain of Youth Park and will play host to drills, demonstrations and living history interpretation from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence Saturday evening at 7:00 PM in the old city, beginning at the Old City Gates and ending in the Plaza.
This military display is intended to symbolically commemorate the temporary abandonment of the city of St. Augustine by Spanish colonial forces. After the town was looted and burned by Drake’s men, the Spanish returned to rebuild upon the same streets you walk on today!


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