• 10:00am Opening Cannon

    Welcome to Castortowne!
    Presented by The Krewe of The Scarlett Fortuna

    Historically themed encampment is now open to the public!

  • 10:30am Castor Revealed (Lecture Ring)

    It was said that a pirate by the name of "Henry Castor" was hung on modern day Egmont Key during the Golden Age of Piracy (1680-1720). Truth or fiction? Hear how a story can completely unravel to the facts!

  • 11:30am Combat Arms Demo (Lecture Ring)

    Explore the martial concepts of Maritime Combat and Boarding Actions during the 17th-19th Centuries. This demonstration will walk you through the archaeological combat studies of Cutlass, Tomahawk, Boarding Ax, Knives, and more!

  • 12:00pm Sleightly Inconcievable Magic Show (Near Encampment Opening)

    Enjoy our Magic Show as you listen to outstanding tales from the world of pirates. Ever wonder how the Captain became a Captain? Ever curious to hear what secrets Davy Jone's Locker has to offer?


    Here is the one man who can unlock those mysteries for you!

  • 1:00pm Black Powder Demo (Waterfront)

    Witness black powder firearms taking aim over the beautiful waterfront. Weapons demonstrated will be flintlock pistols, blunderbuss, musket, and a swivel gun!

  • 2:00pm Pirate Tales (Bookaneer Tent)

    Grab a seat and enjoy yourselves a pirate tale told by none other than our mischievous crew! These are stories told by pirates, for pirates! A great event for little ones during a busy day.


    Not the stories you remember? Well, they are pirates telling them after all!

  • 2:30pm Shanty Sing (DeSoto Marker)

    Sea Shanties were originally work songs sung aboard vessels to motivate or even pace the crews while they maintained the ship. Come on out and learn a few tunes.


    Tone deaf? No problem! You think pirates studied how to sing..???

  • 3:00pm Fight A Pirate - Ages 3-10yrs (Grass Zone)

    This event is limited to the ages of 3-10 Years Old.


    Come into our demonstration circle and learn how to fight just like a pirate! This is a method of training of course, so soft weapons made of foam is handed out to ensure our safety! A grand event for the little ones, have your cameras ready!

  • 4:00pm Closing Cannon

    Thank you so much for attending Castortowne's first year here at DeSoto National Memorial Park! Share a review, story, or experience on our Facebook page here:


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