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!

The Lincolnville Museum is located in the old Excelsior High School in St. Augustine, Florida.

Excelsior was St. Augustine's first black public high school, now a museum and cultural center.

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.

St. Augustine Distillery Company

(904) 825-4962
112 Riberia Street
Visitors can tour this farm-to-bottle spirits distillery in St. Augustine, Florida.

Explore St. Augustine's first legal distillery since Prohibition and sample some of the award-winning spirits being crafted there.

Mission of Nombre de Dios

(800) 342-6529
27 Ocean Avenue

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

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

Pena-Peck House

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George Street

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

Flagler's Legacy Tours

(904) 819-6400
74 King Street
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.
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

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

Father O'Reilly House Museum

(904) 826-0750
32 Aviles Street

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
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.

Climb 219 steps to the top for breathtaking views of the nation's oldest city and the Atlantic Ocean.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

(904) 829-3575
20 Aviles Street
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

The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and a National Monument, the Castillo is the focal point of historical St. Augustine.

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
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
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!

Old Jail

(904) 829-3800
167 San Marco Ave.
The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

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

Woman's Exchange Gift Shop

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George St.
The Woman's Exchange runs a unique gift shop at the historic Peña-Peck House in St. Augustine.

The Woman's Exchange gift shop sells handmade crafts from around the country.

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

El Galeón is NOT in St. Augustine at the current time.

Government House

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street
St. Augustine's Government House is located in the center of the historic downtown district.

Located on the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Government House site has served colonial governors in St. Augustine for centuries.