Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers fun living history activities the whole family can enjoy.

Fort Menendez

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers living history activities that are both fun and educational for the whole family.

259 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 824-8874
  • (800) 813-3208
4.733335

Hours of Operation

Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fort Menendez is a family attraction in St. Augustine, Florida. Visitors will receive a map and then set out to explore the new Spanish settlement which was built next to the Village of Seloy where the native Timucua Indians lived. This exciting interactive experience allows guests to participate in the rich history of the fort. Vacationers will meet a guide whose helpful knowledge of Fort Menendez can show you all the amazing antiques and sites of the fort. However, there are twists and turns along the way.

    Around every corner of this unique museum visitors can encounter different characters of the past and can see and touch the old weapons, tools, and musical instruments of the fort's original residents and even make some of their own artifacts. Fort Menendez offers a voyage to the new world where guests can experience all the joy and excitement the first settlers felt when they arrived here 450 years ago.

    General admission tours are $11.00 for adults, $8.00 for children age 3 to 18, and free for children 2 and under. Educational tours for students are also offered at the Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum, where students will receive a history of the fort and can make items from the period to take home.

    These tours are offered through three different themes; the first Spanish period in the Spanish/Fort Mose history in the Timucua Indian program, the first Spanish period in the Spanish/Fort Mose program, and the American territorial period in the Pioneer Program. Also, the students can uncover their own piece of the past in the Archeological Dig! Call Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum in Saint Augustine, for more information.

    Educator Appreciation Days

    Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum participates in St. Augustine's Educator Appreciation Days from September 8 through October 18, 2015. This program offers Florida K-12 educators an extension on summer fun with free admission to select attractions. Educators just need to bring a current pay stub and photo ID when they visit the attraction to take advantage of this offer. Additionally, they can bring up to three guests who will receive 50% off their admission.

  • Reviews

    4

    I think Old Florida Museum is really Cool its like old fashioned I really like it you can learn what it was like long time ago so I think its really cool here! and I love it cause my mom works here too!

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    5

    This is our fourth visit here and we couldn't be more pleased with our visit. Our kids always want tocome to Fort Menendez every time we go to St. Augustine! Very educational and hands-on. Our guide Jordan, was excellent

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    5

    WENT WITH MY FRIEND AND HER CHILDREN AND HAD A BLAST! OUR GUIDES WERE SUPER FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE! THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS TO LEARN AND YOU COULD ACTUALLY TOUCH AND EXPERIENCE WHAT THE EARLY SETTLERS HAD AS TOOLS AND GAMES! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYBODY VISITING ST. AUGUSTINE!!!!

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    5

    what a great educational adventure for our 6 and 4 year olds! thanks

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    5

    Totally awesome... From England and really enjoyed... Thanks guys!!!

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    4

    GGOOD

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    5

    Amazing tour. Games and truly interactive guided tour of the fort. Staff very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We were blown away. Even teenage sons enjoyed as well as our 8 and three-year old girls.

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    5

    Great time...very informative. Marguerite was a fantastic tour guide......

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    5

    The BEST part of our day by far was the time we spent at Fort Menendez. The staff went out of there way to bring to life knowledge of early life at St. Augustine and there is so much to see and do.

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    5

    Very informational and Maria took very good care of my homeschool group. Will recommend to any school and homeschool group, even to people just visiting for something fun to do!!!

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