Colonial Nightwatch Weekend
The Colonial Nightwatch is pleased to join the National Park Service in presenting the nighttime tour series called Enemy at the Gates on Friday. This special presentation takes visitors through various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine. Visitors will experience the evening before the Fort Mose counterattack. They will learn about life in the town during the siege as the cannon fire away at the British on Anastasia Island. Tours begin every 15 minutes from 6:45 p.m. until the final tour at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult aged 16 and above, $5 per child aged 4-15; children under 5 are free. On Saturday, join hundreds of costumed re-enactors from St. Augustine's Colonial history as they perform military drills and cannon and musket firing on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos. At 9 a.m., the Fife and Drum will raise the colors and at 9:30 a.m., there will be a Change of Flags Ceremony commemorating the event in 1763 when Florida changed from Spanish to British hands. A torchlight parade will start at the Castillo at 7 p.m. and march to the City Gate where the public is invited to follow along to the Government House.