Tag: muskets

  • Fort Jackson – the little fort that could…

    Fort Jackson is a restored 19th century fort on the banks of the Savannah River. It is a National Historic Monument and the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia. In 1808 Fort Jackson was started as a brick fortification, built upon an old earthen battery from the Revolutionary War, as part of Thomas Jefferson’s national […]

  • Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Florida

    The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It was built by Spain in 1672 and finished in 1699. It was built after the previous 9 wooden forts had been burnt down since St. Augustine’s establishment in 1565. ¬†It is now a National Monument managed by the National Park […]

  • St. Augustine – North America’s oldest city

    St. Augustine¬†was founded in 1565 and has the title of the oldest city in North America. It is a fairly small city (population approx 30,000) and it is packed with historic buildings and sights. We had originally planned to stay a week and spend our days surfing and sightseeing. A cold front blew in with […]