At the First Colony Exhibit discover why Spanish settlers traveled by ship to Florida. Displays profile the mission of the Spanish and explain why they risked the demanding journey. Visitors can test their strength with a cannon ball lift and examine colonial gold and silver.
Put your "street smarts" to the test! Learn about town planning and build your own town based on settlement regulations in an interactive game. Stroll through a Spanish colonial streetscape and explore households and daily activities, from religious practices to work lives to leisure. See how the military defined the settlement and how life on its frontiers evolved. Find out why we don't speak Spanish today!