Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fort Matanzas

Though the Castillo de San Marcos is a major tourist attraction drawing attention for its imposing presence in the heart of the city, the smaller and lesser-known Fort Matanzas, 14 miles south, was equally...

Fort Mose

Two miles north of the Castillo de San Marcos, the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in the United States commemorates the lives of determined slaves who risked their lives for...

Castillo de San Marcos

Not long after Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St Augustine in 1565, the need for a fortified structure became evident. Over the next 100 years, nine wooden forts were built at various sites throughout...

Our forts/monuments

In the 300 years between Ponce de Leon’s landing, somewhere near Daytona Beach, and the signing of the Adams-Onis Treaty in 1819 ceding Florida to the United States, Northeast Florida was a hotbed of...

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