Historic District

Find fun things to do in St. Augustine's Historic District!

The Historic District in St. Augustine is the heart of the city. This is where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic District is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s. Even the streets are laid out as they would have been centuries ago, and are more walkable than a lot of cities visitors are used to seeing in America. Along with being a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums, and dining, the Historic District is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzasa Bay.

The top rated attractions in the area are centered around the Historic District and reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine into what it is today. For example, the Colonial Quarter is a living history museum with costumed reenactors and interactive experienes. The Castillo and the Fountain of Youth both have weapons demonstrations so guests can expect to hear the sound of canon and musket fire around the Historic District. Adding to the rustic atmosphere of the region, visitors can find bed and breakfasts dotting the map. The bed and breakfasts cater to guests seeking a homey experience of a downtown St. Augustine stay.

Another defining feature of the Historic District is the architecture. The design on building facades represents the height of Spanish Colonial and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. The area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow style houses, and Gilded Age extravegance. Being the nation's oldest city, the Historic District of St. Augustine represents all that history has built here since 1565.

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.

Bayfront Westcott House

(800) 513-9814
146 Avenida Menendez

Bayfront Westcott House is one of St. Augustine's top-rated B&Bs. This waterfront property is located in the downtown historic district.

St. Augustine Tobacco - Closed

(904) 827-1510
123 St. George Street

As of February 2017, this shop has permanently closed.

Around the World Marketplace

(904) 824-6223
21 Orange Street

This shop collects amazing works of art, gifts, souvenirs, house decor, and much more from around the world.

Antoinette's Bath House

(904) 806-0186
111 King Street Street
Antoinette's Bath House is located on King Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

A whimsical assortment of luxury soaps, scrubs, and bath bombs that make a creative and useful gift.

J.R. Benet Store

(904) 824-8522
62 St. George Street

Fair-trade jewelry and home decor abound at JR Benet.

Al's Pizza

(904) 824-4383
1 St. George Street

Al's Pizza offers pizzas made from scratch and a varied menu of Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

Earthbound

(904) 824-6283
108 St. George Street

Global and eclectic treasures await you in this shop.

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

(904) 824-7765
46 Avenida Menendez
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille is located on the bayfront, in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

This New Orleans-style restaurant offers courtyard seating, a lively bar and intimate indoor tables and booths.

Cellar 6

(904) 827-9055
6 Aviles Street

This wine cellar bar on Aviles Street offers a relaxing atmosphere, live music, great food, specialty drinks and more.

Saragossa Inn

(877) 808-7384
34 Saragossa St.
Saragossa Inn B&B is located near all the historic sites of Saint Augustine, Florida!

This lovely bed and breakfast is within walking distance of Cordova Street and St. Augustine's historic district.

Old Senator Live Oak

(904) 824-6181
137 San Marco Avenue

Visit the oldest resident of St. Augustine, the "Old Senator" Live Oak tree, that is 600 years old! "Old Senator" sits in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson hotel off San Marco Avenue, just a short distance from historic downtown St.

Whetstone Chocolates: St. George

(904) 825-1720
42 St. George Street

Stop in this St. George Street shop for tasty chocolates, fudge, caramels, gelato, and more!

The Blue Hen

(904) 217-3777
117 Martin Luther King Ave.

Fresh comfort food and healthy options abound at this local St. Augustine restaurant.

J C the Cuban Roller Cigars

(904) 808-1523
162 St. George Street

High quality and hand rolled cigars await you.

Peter O'Neill Gallery is CLOSED

(904) 808-1311
130 St. George Street

Peter O'Neill Gallery is closed as of February 2017.

Metalartz Gallery

(904) 824-6322
58 Hypolita
Metalartz Gallery is located on Hypolita Street in St. Augustine's historic district.

Featuring locally-made works of art including hand-blown glass art, watercolors, silver jewelry and more.

King's Bistro

(904) 687-3963
6 Mackey Lane

Gourmet food in a charming atmosphere just off King Street.

Lincolnville Museum

(904) 824-1191
102 M L King Ave
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.

Stogies Cigar Bar

(904) 826-4008
36 Charlotte Street

St. Augustine's own cigar bar! Find a huge variety of stogies here, craft beer and wines, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.