Founder’s Day

St. Augustine
September 8, 2018
27 Ocean Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

This day honors the founding of America's First Parish, the Cathedral of St. Augustine, and St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Both were founded together 453 years ago on Sept. 8, 1565, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The event will take place at the Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Ave., and Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. At 10 a.m. at the mission, a historical re-enactment of the Spanish landing will be led by the Historic Florida Militia's Men of Menendez followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving at the rustic altar on the mission grounds, just as Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales did 453 years ago. The event will continue at the Fountain of Youth, which will feature an afternoon with opportunities for children and families to meet the historical re-enactors and participate in activities. General admission into the Fountain of Youth is $15. 


Full List of Dates

SaturdaySeptember 8, 2018