First Muster

St. Augustine
September 14, 2018
82 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

Four hundred and fifty-three years ago, on Sept. 16, 1565, Admiral Don Bartolomé Menéndez de Avilés, Don Pedro's older brother and San Agustín's first mayor, mustered the first militia troops in the continental United States. Their task was to defend the newly founded Spanish pueblo of San Agustín de la Florida, present-day St. Augustine, against pending attack by the French. Florida Living History in partnership with the Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Military Affairs, will commemorate the 453rd anniversary of the first mustering of America's original citizen-soldiers and the 453rd "birthday" of the National Guard of the United States. In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the First Muster heritage event will take place at 10 a.m. in the Florida National Guard's headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks. Admission to this heritage event and the St. Francis Barracks Museum is free of charge to the public. 


Full List of Dates

FridaySeptember 14, 2018
  • Amenities
    • Free