The Colonial Night Watch, part of the History Florida Militia, Inc., is pleased to join the National Park Service in presenting the nighttime tour series called Enemy at the Gates. This special presentation, with a very limited amount of tickets to be sold, takes visitors in small groups through various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine.
In the past, stations have included: Oglethorpe and his commanders discussing the siege, soldiers in the ravelin (fortified entrance area) discussing rumors, reports from Indian allies of the Spanish on Fort Mose, discussions on dwindling supply situation at Castillo, report from Engineering officer, Medical station, troops preparing for surprise attack on Fort Mose.
Visitors will experience the evening before the Fort Mose counterattack. They will learn about life in the town during the siege as the cannon fire away at the British on Anastasia Island. Staff and volunteers in 18th century period clothing will tell the stories of St. Augustine on the brink of its destiny.
Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approximately 30 minutes. Tour Times:
6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:00pm
Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at the park fee booth or in advance by calling 904-829-6506.
$10.00 per adult aged 16 and above
$5.00 per child aged 5-15
Free children under 5