As part of the 2024 St. Augustine History Festival, Drake’s Raid commemorates the attack of the land and naval forces of Sir Francis Drake against Spanish San Agustín in 1586. The encampment takes place at the Oldest House Museum Complex beginning Friday. Drills, demonstrations, and 16th century living history interpretations will be presented from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
A battle between Spanish town’s brave defenders and the English privateers and brigands of Sir Francis Drake will be reenacted beginning at 7 p.m. The battle will commence at the Santo Domingo Redoubt near the City Gate and proceed down St. George Street, concluding at the Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum at the Plaza de la Constitución.
Oldest House Museum Complex, 14 St. Francis St., St. Augustine. hfm.club/event/drakes-raid-3
This event is made possible through generous support from the St. Johns County Cultural Council and St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.