September 8: St. Augustine Founded

On this date in 1565, the City of St. Augustine was founded by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

September 8: St. Augustine Founded

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St. Augustine

A two-page PDF about St. Augustine from the “Florida Then and Now” series on the Exploring Florida website.

San Marcos iBook

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument iBook provides a comprehensive history of the fort from 1668 until its transfer to the United States in 1821. Created by FCIT for the NPS as a part of the Hispanic Heritage iBook series. 158 pages + 106 glossary terms, 98 MB download

Florida Maps Collection

A large collection of Florida maps from the Spanish period, arranged in galleries by date. Available on the Exploring Florida Maps website.

St. Augustine Maps

This gallery of local maps of St. Johns County includes many maps of St. Augustine and vicinity. From the Maps ETC website.

Gallery of St. Augustine Photos

Over 400 photos of St. Augustine, Florida, from the ClipPix ETC website.

St. Augustine in 3D Stereoviews

Over 100 stereoviews of St. Augustine, Florida, from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Red/blue 3D glasses required. Over 1,000 stereoviews of Florida are available on the Exploring Florida website.

St. Augustine City Gates Drawings

Set of drawings of the Old City Gates from the ClipPix ETC website.

San Marcos in 3D Stereoviews

Two galleries of Castillo de San Marcos stereoviews. Red/blue 3D glasses required.
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

Gallery of San Marcos Photos

Nearly 400 photos of the Castillo de San Marcos from the ClipPix ETC website.