Old City Gates

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Near the Castello de San Marcos is the Old City Gates, part of the original fortifications of St. Augustine. Legend has it that a young girl named Elizabeth died near the gates of yellow fever, and her spirit can still be seen near the gates at night, dancing and playing.

The Old City Gates are at the north end of St. George St.

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    Geographic Information

    St George St
    St. Augustine, FL
    United States

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    29.89780933078205, -81.31359887127473
    St. Johns County, Florida
    Nearest Towns:
    Saint Augustine, FL (0.2 mi.)
    Villano Beach, FL (2.9 mi.)
    Saint Augustine South, FL (3.8 mi.)
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    Butler Beach, FL (7.4 mi.)
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    1. My parents have lived in St. Augustine for over 20 years-one night I was driving to their home very late at night when I began approaching the fort and the city gates were on my right. It was well after midnight and I looked and saw a little girl with a white dress waving at me standing at the city gates. My first thought was “where are her parents”?!
      It was so vivid and so real I never thought about it again until years later I was on a ghost tour and they shared the story of Elizabeth-I knew it was real because I saw her with my own eyes!

    2. It’s the City Gate, not “Old City Gates,” and the story of “Elizabeth” was fabricated in the early 2000s like 99% of the stories told here.

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