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First Thanksgiving

September 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Historic Florida Militia in cooperation with the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park will commemorate the 455th anniversary of the fountain of our ancient city by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. The celebration will be on September 5th starting at 11:am at the Fountain of Youth.

The ceremony will start at 11:00 am with a cannon firing. Pedro Menendez and his entourage ( historically clad living history interpreters) will march through the gates of the Park. Flags and musket firings will mark the occasion. There will be a ceremonial First Thanksgiving that occurred September 1565, 55 years prior to the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock.  After some remarks and a blessing, the guests of the Park will be treated to a cake to help celebrate the occasion.

Please keep in mind, that current CDC protocols will be followed.


September 5, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Founain of Youth Arch Park
11 Magnolia Ave
Saint Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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(904) 829-3168
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