Mission Nombre de Dios
27 Ocean Avenue., St Augustine

Mission Nombre de Dios is the site of the founding of the city of St. Augustine (1565) and the first Franciscan mission (1587) in what is now the United States. The missionary effort to bring Christianity to the Native People of Florida began here with the Timucuan tribe and, until 1763, extended into far reaches of Spanish Florida (La Florida). Signs posted by Dr. Kathleen Deagan, FL Museum of Natural History, reference Native American contact and relations. Artifacts from her archaeological excavations are on display in the Mission Museum. There is a marker noting the burial site of several Native Americans from the 17th century.

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