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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

 About San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

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Rob Lacy, Manager

San Marcos is loaded with fun and interesting things to do now that summer is upon us. The museum has a new diorama depicting the Narvaez Expedition and the Spanish explorers’ first encounter with the Apalachee native tribes. The diorama was envisioned and constructed by Franklin D. Howard and completed by his daughter Susan Howard Sapronetti after his passing. The backdrop for the diorama was painted by Susan's husband, Eric Sapronetti. From the start, Mr. Howard's plan was to donate the diorama to San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Recently his wife Mary and daughter Susan graciously donated the diorama to the park. We are grateful for this new addition to our collections!

Events in the planning stages for upcoming months include International Literacy Day on Sunday, September 7, 2014 and Interantional Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 20, 2014. International Archaeology Day: San Marcos in the Civil War Era, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will take place on the same day as the St. Marks Stone Crab Festival in downtown St. Marks, and the Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We are partners with the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) for this fun event!

In the meantime, come visit San Marcos to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, soak up some 500 years of history, or picnic with friends and family!

For more information on San Marcos please call the park office at (850) 922-6007.


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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is located in St. Marks, off State Road 363, on Old Fort Road.


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