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St. Augustine FL- Throughout the month of November, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will be offering programs to commemorate Native American Heritage Month.
On November 12, the Castillo will host a special evening program The Great Escape: A Seminole Story. In the fall of 1837, over 230 Seminoles were captured and brought to the Castillo as prisoners. During their incarceration, 20 of those prisoners escaped from this fort under mysterious circumstances. Come out and learn about the legacy of the Seminole incarceration as we explore the impact that this escape has had on history. This program is free but it does require tickets for admission. Space is limited. Presentations will begin at 6:15, 7:00, and 7:45. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 904-829-6506 x 233.
On November 19, park staff will be offering special presentations about the Apache Incarceration at the fort. On November 19, park staff will be offering special presentations about the Apache Incarceration at the fort. Join a ranger talk and discover the personal stories of the men, women, and children imprisoned within these walls. Presentations will take place in the park theater at 11:00 and 3:00.
Built by the Spanish in St. Augustine to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets more than 450 years of cultural intersections. Learn more at www.nps.gov/casa and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CastilloNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/CastilloNPS.
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