St. Augustine has been home to natives and foreigners, colonials and pilgrims, soldiers and prisoners, slaves and free blacks, merchants and industrialists. Through battle, economic progress, and political strife, the coquina foundation of St. Augustine has been left unconquered - its history is a surviving monument to the persistence of the human spirit, waiting to be rediscovered by you.
St. Augustine boasts attractions like military forts, stately castles, and Gilded-Age hotels. Visitors can explore a spiraling lighthouse, scenic nature trails and tranquil beaches. Hear the sounds of the city, from horse hoofs on cobblestone to the roar of cannon fire; the hustle and bustle of a living community. Explore fascinating museums or take a scary ghost tour. Historical reenactments, recreations, artifacts and relics can be found on every corner, bringing to life the timeless stories of other eras. Take photos as you experience history, building memories in the oldest city in the United States. St. Augustine has always been a sought-after treasure, a priceless gem in Florida's history.
Flagler's Memorial Presbyterian Church was dedicated on March 16, 1890. The old Presbyterian Church on St. George Street was vacated as the congregation moved to the new sanctuary with room for 480 worshipers.
In 2005, St. Augustine's first black public high school was re-invented as Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center. The museum has evolved yet again, and is now the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.