Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Demonstrations take place on Saturday & Sunday at
10:30 - 11:30 - 1:30 - 2:30 - 3:30

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are we firing today?
A: Sometimes we fire muskets, other times we fire cannons. Decision is based on volunteer attendance. Check with the Rangers when you arrive at the park.

Q: Where do the demonstrations take place?
A: Generally on the gundeck (top) of the fort. The only access is the staircase in the courtyard; demonstrations may also be viewed from outside the fort along the seawall in an area accessed by a ramp. During special events, demonstrations may take place outside the fort as well.

Q: Why are the demonstrations canceled?
A: Usually due to weather. We cancel demonstrations during thunderstorms or periods of extremly high heat.

 
Cannon firing from the top of the fort

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Cannon Firings


Volunteers and staff dressed as Colonial Spanish soldiers firing a replica 6-Pounder cannon.
 
British soldiers fire muskets

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Musket Firings


Volunteers dressed as Colonial British soldiers firing flintlock muskets.
 
Group of people dressed in blue colonial uniforms

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Volunteer opportunities


Are you interested in joining our historic weapons program? Click on the image or follow this link for more infomation.

Last updated: August 11, 2022

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1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine , FL 32084

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904 829-6506

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