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!

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

Spanish Military Hospital Museum

(904) 342-7730
3 Aviles Street
5

2 review(s)
The Spanish Military Hospital Museum gives visitors a glimpse into medical practices during the Colonial Spanish Period in St. Augustine.

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.

Fort Mose

(904) 823-2232
15 Fort Mose Trail
5

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

Flagler's Legacy Tours

(904) 823-3378
74 King Street
4.95652

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

Visitors and locals can take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

Fountain of Youth

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Ave.
4.955555

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.

Lightner Museum

(904) 824-2874
75 King Street
4.94737

4 review(s)

Vacationers in St. Augustine can step into time and marvel at the historic collection in this old hotel turned museum.

Father O'Reilly House Museum

(904) 826-0750
32 Aviles Street
4.875

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

Oldest House Museum Complex

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street
4.833335

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

The Oldest House Museum Complex offers guided tours, two museums, a colonial kitchen, ornamental garden and museum store to its visitors.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

(904) 829-0745
81 Lighthouse Avenue
4.826085

6 review(s)

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

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

(904) 829-3575
20 Aviles Street
4.8

The Ximenez-Fatio House was once a fashionable boarding house in 19th-century St. Augustine.

Welcome to 1800s St. Augustine with a fascinating tour of this beautifully restored colonial house and museum.

Castillo de San Marcos

(904) 829-6506
1 South Castillo Drive
4.7807

6 review(s)

The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and a National Monument, the Castillo is the focal point of historical St. Augustine, which celebrates its 450th birthday in 2015.

St. Augustine Distillery Company

(904) 825-4962
112 Riberia Street
4.75

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

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
4.727275

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 Wooden School House

(904) 824-0192
14 St. George Street
4.7

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!

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.

Old Jail

(904) 829-3800
167 San Marco Ave.
3.90476

The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

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

Pena-Peck House

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George Street
2.57143

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

El Galéon Tall Ship

(904) 824-1606
111 Avenida Menendez
0

The tall ship El Galeon is open for tours every day when docked in her homeport of St. Augustine.

WILL RETURN SEPT. 3, 2015. El Galéon, a replica of a 16th-century Spanish ship, is open for tours daily when docked in her homeport of St. Augustine.