Women have been essential in history through their family, community, and business roles. Explore stories that honor their presence and contributions in St. Augustine, Florida, and the Nation.
Though they tried to take the Castillo by force numerous times, it was an international peace treaty that finally gained them possession of the fortress and the colony of Florida. Their presence would have many lasting effects on the city of St. Augustine.
Colonial St. Augustine had a very cosmopolitan population. Soldiers and settlers from all over the world had all different types of influence on the city's cultural landscape.
What was life like during the American Civil War at Fort Marion in St. Augustine? Private Elias Sherwood Peck, of Greenwich, CT, can help us answer that question. Pvt. Peck wrote letters home during his stay with the 10thConnecticut Infantry Regiment, and his great grandson, Christopher Peck, shared those letters with us.
Explore St. Augustine after the United States takes over Florida and the civil rights movement that would change everything.
Since 1933, the National Park Service has been the proud steward of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Learn a little more about the birth of the service and about the people who make it what it is.
Last updated: May 1, 2022