Florida’s St. Augustine is the oldest permanent settlement in the United States. Its streets made of brick and old forts made of coquina shells guide visitors on a journey through time, but there’s more to see in America’s oldest city. In this Florida Remembers, we explore St. Augustine’s founding father, reflect on a bloody battle fought by freed slaves and dig deep with archaeologists uncovering Florida’s historic past.

Carl Halbirt Fort Mose Henry Flagler James Bullock Jay Smith Ponce de Leon Richard Shortlidge Robert Harper III St. Augustine Thomas Graham Viva Florida/500th Birthday of Florida