Historical Sites

Explore the cobblestone streets and you will find historic sites all around downtown. Every corner is rich with a long history, waiting to be discovered. No vacation in St. Augustine is finished until you have gazed up at the Louis Comfort-Tiffany stained glass at Flagler College, or climbed the steps of the lighthouse, taken a sip from the fountain of youth or learned of the vast history of Aviles Street, the oldest street in the oldest city in the nation. Parts of the city predate the country itself! Visit St. Augustine and stop in at the old houses and museums to discover a new side of the city that was once a small port town and is now a bustling, energetic community dedicated to preserving its valuable past. The heritage and culture of the old city are still deeply relevant even today!

Spanish Military Hospital Museum

(904) 342-7730
3 Aviles Street
5

2 review(s)

This museum offers an intriguing look into colonial medicine and early settlement life in St. Augustine, Florida.

Mission of Nombre de Dios

(800) 342-6529
27 Ocean Avenue
5

3 review(s)

Walk the scenic grounds dating back to the city's founding. Discover the role of Christianity in Florida at the Mission Museum.

St. Photios Greek Shrine

(904) 829-8205
41 St. George Street
5

3 review(s)

Pray, light a candle, or view the Byzantine frescoes in this shrine and museum dedicated to the first Greek colony in the US.

In 2005, St. Augustine's first black public high school was re-invented as Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center.

Lightner Museum

(904) 824-2874
75 King Street
4.92857

4 review(s)

Step into time and marvel at the historic collection in this old hotel turned museum.

Fountain of Youth

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Ave.
4.913045

12 review(s)
Cannon firing at the Fountain of Youth.

The Fountain of Youth gives visitors a chance to experience history at this important archaeological site and to drink from the famous springs.

Flagler's Legacy Tours

(904) 823-3378
75 King Street
4.90909

2 review(s)
Flagler College in historic St. Augustine was built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon hotel in 1888.

Take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

Father O'Reilly House Museum

(904) 826-0750
32 Aviles Street
4.857145

Built during the first Spanish Period, the Father O'Reilly House Museum is one of the oldest structures in St.

Castillo de San Marcos

(904) 829-6506
1 South Castillo Drive
4.77027

6 review(s)

The oldest masonry fort in the continental US, built by the Spanish from 1672-1695. Today, it is a National Monument.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

(904) 829-3575
20 Aviles Street
4.75

Visitors can tour this well-preserved historic home and see fascinating artifacts from the 18th Century!

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

(904) 829-0745
81 Lighthouse Avenue
4.714285

6 review(s)

Climb 219 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the nation's oldest city and the Atlantic Ocean!

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
4.68421

3 review(s)
Cannon firing at Fort Matanzas historical site in St. Augustine.

This park and historic site offers a glimpse into history, scenic trails, and shoreside access for fishing and collecting shells.

Oldest House Museum Complex

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street
4.666665

1 review(s)
Front view of the Oldest House Museum Complex off St. Francis Street.

Visit Florida's Oldest House Museum Complex, a National Historic Landmark for four centuries of history on one beautiful site.

Oldest Wooden School House

(888) 653-7245
14 St. George Street
4.52381

The Oldest Wooden School House in St. Augustine.

Take a lesson from the Oldest Wooden School House in the country, complete with replica displays and museum on the inside!

St. Augustine Distillery Company

(904) 825-4962
112 Riberia Street
4.5

Explore St. Augustine's first legal distillery since prohibition! Enjoy fresh sugar-cane liquor made from scratch at this local hotspot.

First Colony Exhibit

(904) 823-2212
48 King Street
4

The First Colony exhibit at the Government House Museum offers a comprehensive, hands-on guide to the multicultural heritage and history of the nation's oldest city.

Dow Museum of Historic Houses

(904) 823-9722
149 Cordova Street
4

Learn about Florida’s historical and cultural development through interactive experiences, exhibitions, and objects and this historic museum!

Old Jail

(904) 829-3800
167 San Marco Ave.
3.87805

Home of St. Augustine's most violent criminals from 1891–1953.

Pena-Peck House

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George Street
2

The Pena-Peck House is a historic house that offers guided tours to visitors and locals.

Fort Mose

(904) 823-2232
15 Saratoga Blvd
0

View of Fort Mose Historic Park grounds.

Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first free African-American settlement in the U.S.