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.

Ancient City Baptist Church

(904) 829-3476
27 Sevilla Street

Ancient City Baptist Church is a historic church originally constructed in St. Augustine in 1895.

Ancient City Downtown Taproom

(904) 217-3278
18 Cathedral Place

Visitors can enjoy local St. Augustine beers at this downtown tasting room.

Ancient City Inn

(904) 829-3155
47 San Marco Ave.

Ancient City Inn offers a quaint retreat in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

Ancient City Tours

(904) 827-0807
11C St. George Street
Ancient City Tours school group at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.

Ancient City Tours offers entertaining education tours to vacationers, school groups, ghost hunters, and more.

Ancient City Walking Tours

(904) 679-2327
24 W Castillo Drive

Ancient City Walking Tours is now offering visitors a new way to experience the history behind the nation’s oldest city.

Ancient Olive

(904) 827-1899
47 King Street
St. Augustine's The Ancient Olive sells a variety of craft olive oils and vinegars, as well as other pantry items.

This shop specializes in imported olive oils and vinegars, as well as gourmet pantry items, cocktail mixers, and hand-crafted pastas.

Ann O'Malley's Irish Pub

(904) 825-4040
23 Orange Street

This authentic Irish Pub celebrates corned beef, a proper pint of Guinness, and sports from all over the world.

Antiques & Things

(904) 829-0544
62 San Marco Avenue

Antique & Things is a store located in the uptown shopping district of San Marco Avenue in historic St. Augustine, Florida.

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.

A local soap boutique with an array of colors, scents, and shapes.

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.

At Journey's End

(904) 829-0076
89 Cedar Street

A modern bed and breakfast located in the Historic District of downtown St. Augustine, Florida.

Athena Greek Restaurant

(904) 823-9076
14 Cathedral Place

Athena's offers authentic Greek entrees in the heart of the historic district and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Auggie's Draft Room

(904) 907-1317
3 St. George Street

With 24 self-serving beer taps and live music, Auggie’s Draft Room is sure to become a hot spot for beer lovers in St. Augustine.

Auggie's Mini Donuts

(941) 321-8018
2 St. George Street

A small shop serving custom donuts on St. George Street.

Aunt Matilda's Steampunk Trunk

(904) 600-4409
106 St. George Street

Aunt Matilda's Steampunk Trunk is a local purveyor of goods for steampunk and Victorian-era costuming enthusiasts, as well as fans of cosplay.

Aviles Gallery

(904) 823-8608
11 Aviles Street

View local works of art at this Aviles Street art gallery featuring picturesque scenes from St. Augustine to take home!

Avilés Restaurant and Lounge

(904) 829-2277
32 Avenida Menendez
The dining area of the Hilton's Aviles Restaurant in St. Augustine, FL.

This fine-dining restaurant on the bayfront features a delicious and diverse menu paired with a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

Aviles Street

2 Aviles Street

Aviles Street is the nation's oldest street and the heart of St. Augustine's Artist Distirct.

Ayla's Acres Thrift Shop

(904) 484-8792
142-C King Street
Ayla's Acres Thrift Shop carries an incredible array of furniture, clothing, and yes, even pets.

Ayla's Acres Thrift Store has a number of antiques, a big selection of furniture and decor, and a variety of clothing.