Recognized at the nation’s oldest city, their incredible history spans from its founding by Pedro Menendez in 1565, to the reign of railroad entrepreneur Henry Flagler in the late 1800s, to the celebration of their 400th birthday in 1965. It is nearly impossible to sum up all of the important facts, figures, and dates in Saint Augustine’s history. In fact, the city’s website has nearly 30 chapters of written history covering everything up to 1965. St. Augustine was the capital of the Florida Territory until 1824 when Tallahassee became the capital. With its rich character and stunning Spanish architecture, the city has become a popular spot for people looking for less flash and more substance in their vacations. It is also the headquarters of the Florida National Guard.