Castillo de San Marcos reenacts Change of Flags

Spanish Marching_edited

By NewsLine Staff
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The National Park Service will reenact the change of flags between the Spanish and the British in 1763, on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Visitors will see the changing of the guard, the massing of the Spanish and British Troops, the exchange of the keys and the changing of the flags. The event will be carried out by re-enactors portraying Spanish and British soldiers. Re-enactors dressed in the traditional clothes of the period will also be present representing the townspeople throughout the day. Park rangers and volunteers of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments and the St. Augustine Garrison are sponsoring the day’s activities.

The program is included in the regular admission price. Call (904) 829-6506 ext. 233 for more information.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest fortification in the continental United States, a unique specimen of Spanish military architecture and engineering, related cultural resources, and their architectural, political, and social history. Learn more at www.nps.gov/casa and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CastilloNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/CastilloNPS.

Photo courtesy National Park Service.

Re-enactors portraying Spanish soldiers march by the Castillo de San Marcos.