St. Augustine

Founded in 1565, the Spanish established St. Augustine. St. Augustine is the oldest European and African-American continuously occupied settlement in the United States. Forty-two years before Jamestown and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.

Bridge of Lions, connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island.

The Great Cross was dedicated in 1965 and finished in 1966 to celebrate the Four Hundredth anniversary of the beginning of Christianity in this land and the founding of the City of St. Augustine. In 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés placed a small wooden cross in Florida’s soil. The Great Cross rises 208 feet and made of Stainless Steel.

Memorial Presbyterian Church, given by Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in 1890 as a memorial to his daughter Jenny Louise Benedict, Mr. Flagler, his first wife, Mary, daughter Jenny Louise and granddaughter, Marjorie, were laid to rest here, the Flagler family mausoleum memorial.

Castillo de San Marcos, The first coquina stones were laid in 1672.  The construction of the current fortress was completed in 1695, it would undergo many alterations and renovations over the centuries.  Possession of the fort has changed six times, all peaceful, with four different governments: the Spanish Empire, the Kingdom of Great Britain, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America (Spain and the United States had possession two times each).  

St. Augustine Lighthouse. Say to be haunted. Featured on Ghost Hunters TV show, there was some action the night they were there.

You never know who you might see on a visit to Potter’s Wax Museum in St. Augustine, FL.

 

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