St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission

Aerial viw of the Castillo de San Marcos and downtown St Augustine.
The Castillo de San Marcos and downtown St. Augustine

In 2015, St. Augustine, Florida will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding by Don Pedro Menendez in 1565. To ensure that this significant event "provides a lasting legacy and long-term public benefit", Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar established the 450th Commemeration Commission in June of 2010.

On this page you will find information on the Commission's efforts and their milestones in preparing for St. Augustine's celebration.




 
Statue of a lion at Bridge of Lions in St Augustine, Florida
Lions stand guard at the Bridge of Lions in St Augustine

Photo by Mary Sims

The St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission is interested in hearing any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have.

Please use this e-mail form to contact us.




 
Palm trees at dawn on Matanzas Bay
Palm trees at dawn on Matanzas Bay in St Augustine, Florida

Photo by Mary Sims

Please click the links below for information on the Commission and its members:

Commission's Announcement

Commission's Senate Approval

Commission's Legislation

Commission's Charter

Commission's Biographies

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Phone:

(904) 829-6506
This is the phone number of the Headquarters for the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments.

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