Begin the Colonial Nightwatch with a special candlelight tour entitled Castillo by Candlelight: 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.
Candlelit Tours, lasting roughly 45 minutes, depart from the ticket booth at:
6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm, and 8:00pm.
Tickets are limited! Non-refundable tickets go on sale two weeks prior on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 904-829-6506, ext 239 or at the Castillo ticket booth. Call the same number to verify tour times.
$10.00 — Adults aged 16 and above
$ 5.00 — Children aged 5-15
Free — Children under 5