Come learn about the local American Indians that were here when the Spanish made first contact. See a unique side of the Castillo’s history when Union troops used the fort as a prison and incarcerated Seminoles, Plains Indians, and Chiricahua Apaches here throughout the 1800s. Learn what life was like inside these walls through their eyes.
Special displays and events focusing on the Timucuans and Seminoles will be going on during the first weekend; the third weekend, events will focus on the Plains Indians; and the fourth weekend of the month will center on the Apache history.
Nov. 25-26 Apache Weekend:
The largest group of American Indians imprisoned in the 1800s, the Apaches numbered over 500 during their 13 month long incarceration. In the courtyard, you can get a glimpse of what provisions the Apaches were rationed and how the Union troops housed them during their stay.