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St. Augustine Historical Sites, Museums, and Research

St. Augustine Historical Society
The St. Augustine Historical Society is the oldest continuously operating museum and historical society in Florida. It has active programs of lectures, publications and building preservation. The Society operates the Manucy Museum of St. Augustine History and The Oldest House. http://www.staugustinehistoricalsociety.org/index.html

St. Augustine Lighthouse
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is dedicated to discovering, preserving, presenting and keeping alive the story of nation's oldest port. It maintains the lighthouse museum and maritime memory project. http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/

The St. Augustine Archaeological Association (SAAA)
We are a group pf professional and avocational archaeologists interested in the preservation and interpretation of Florida's rich archaeological resources and cultural heritage, especially in the northeast Florida region. Members volunteer service to support the City of St. Augustine's Archaeological Preservation Ordinance is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society. http://www.fasweb.org/chapters/staugustine.htm

National Park Service Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments
The Castillo is a 330-year old Spanish fortress-castle maintained by the National Park Service. Programs include Ranger talks, museum exhibits, historical weapons demonstrations, living history reenactments, and special events. http://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

Ft. Matanzas is an isolated 18th century Spanish stone blockhouse guarding the Matanzas inlet. The NPS maintain and interprets the fort through a visitor center, ferry trips to the fort, ranger talks and nature walks. http://www.nps.gov/foma

Ft. Mose Historical Society and Ft. Mose Historic State Park
The Fort Mose Historical Society is dedicated to bringing the story of Ft. Mose – America’s first free black town and fort - to the American people and the people of the world. It serves as the official Citizens Support Organization for the Florida Park Service, which owns and operates the Fort Mose site. The Society sponsors public programs and events related to Ft. Mose and its history.http://www.fortmose.org/ also: http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose/default.cfm