This one might upheave everything you thought you knew about Plymouth Rock and the origin of Thanksgiving. And yet, buckle up! Thanks to information provided by the National Parks Service, it’s been discovered that Florida was the home of the very first Mass of Thanksgiving in America. In St. Augustine, 56 years before the Puritan Pilgrim Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock, another Thanksgiving occurred just 300 yards north of Castillo de San Marcos. Take a look at how the first Thanksgiving took place in Florida, contrary to popular belief.

Did you know the first Thanksgiving took place in Florida? What an interesting piece of history! Share your thoughts with us in the comments section. Or, if you need another reason to visit the area, take a look at why St. Augustine is one of the most historic towns in America.

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