The historic reenactment community (through a partnership between the Historic Florida Militia, the City of Saint Augustine and the St John’s Cultural Council) conducts ‘Saunters’, usually monthly, whereby historically clad re-enactors (actually historical interpreters) will walk around the city’s historic district in an effort to share the rich and diverse history we so love. Through the use of a “timeline saunter” the historians will speak with visitors and residents alike about Saint Augustine’s history dating back to its founding in 1565. The one-on-one personal contact is fun for the visitors, many of whom know that Saint Augustine is our nations oldest city but don’t know how we achieved that title.
Participants can wear historically accurate clothing depicting Saint Augustine’s history from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, commonly know as it’s Colonial Period. Historically accurate is the key. This allows the historical interpreters to explain to, and to show, the visitors to our town the difference between fact and fiction. We encourage the city’s guests to take photographs and ask questions.
Participants are asked to meet in the area of the Spanish Bakery at 5:30pm. We will saunter between the hours of 5:30pm to 8:30pm stopping for photos and discussions all throughout the historic district. If you think you might like to join us send an email to Ria at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for like minded folks who would love to share Saint Augustine’s history with the world.