Watch History Unfold During the Official Reenactment of Drake’s Raid!
On June 1 2012, Searle’s Buccaneers in cooperation with St. Augustine’s Men of Menendez will meet on the corner of Cathedral and St. George Street for an exciting march through the historic street. Along the way the crew will warn the citizens of the impending attack by Drake’s Men.
Join the excitement on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 in the 26th reenactment of Sir Francis Drake’s Raid on old San Agustín. The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence this very evening at 7:00 PM in the old city, beginning at the Old City Gates and ending in the Plaza. Also curing the day on 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. 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 we walk on today!
Read more about St. Augustine’s upcoming 450th commemoration and events here