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  • View of Towers From the Bay
  • Carriage Ride through St. Augustine
  • Castillo de San Marcos


 Mondays & Fridays: The Lost Ships Tour at the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour includes a multi-media presentation with a Lighthouse marine archaeologist and access to areas of the Light Station that are off-limits for general admission visitors.  See recovered artifacts that are undergoing cleaning and stabilization by conservators.  Tour includes access to the museum exhibits in the Keeper’s House and the Lighthouse. Tickets are $24 and advance reservations are required.  81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

Traditional wooden boatbuilding techniques are demonstrated at The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum by the LAMP Boatworks volunteers. Open 9 a.m. - noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Participation is free with admission to St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745
Wednesday: Music By The Sea (May 14 - September 24)

Live concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion.  Admission is free and local restaurants offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
Thursday: Concerts in the Plaza (May 26 - September 1)                                 

The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion.  The season endswith the afternoon Labor Day Concert.    For an updated schedule of performers visit the website.  1 King St., St. Augustine.  904-825-1004
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: Historic Weapon Demonstrations at Castillo de San Marcos

National Parks Service volunteers and personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults; Children 15 and under are free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. daily.
Saturday:  Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour

St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a free historic walking tour at 4 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 
Saturday: Musket Firing Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas  

Reenactors fire flintlock muskets at Fort Matanzas National Monument 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from the island. Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A, 15 miles south of St. Augustine.
First Saturday: Living History Day at Fort Matanzas 

From 10:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116
Through July 15
El Galeón Tour

Tour a full-sized replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, the Andalucia is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565.  The ship is available for tours Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the Colonial Quarter and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.   Admission is $15 for adult; $8 for youth.   111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606
Through July 15
Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience

Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience covers the long and storied history of African-Americans in St. Augustine. The story of African-Americans begins in St. Augustine with the first Africans both free and slave among founding colonists in 1565. The exhibition is designed for cultural and heritage visitors interested in the full history of America and its beginnings and comprises four themes: Genesis of the African-American Experience; Fortress of Freedom; Breaking the Chains; and Crossroads of Change.  Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth 7-12; under 7 free. Free admission for military in uniform. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center,10 West Castillo Dr.