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.

Black Heritage Tours

(904) 825-0087
4 Granada Street
St. Augustine has played a significant role in the history of African-Americans in the U.S.

St. Augustine City Walks Tours offers free Black Heritage Tours on most Saturdays.

ETC Furniture

(904) 826-3997
81 San Marco Ave.

Unique and hand-selected furniture and art work awaits guests at ETC Furniture!

Love Tree Cottage

(904) 827-0807
6 Cordova Street

This romantic site serves as a wedding venue and includes a gift shop with souvenirs.

Silver Feather Jewelry

(904) 436-5560
5 St. George Street

Shop for Native American jewelry and gifts at this shop on St. George Street.

Burger Buckets

(904) 342-5295
3 Cordova St.

Burger Buckets offers moderately-priced breakfast and lunch specialties, as well as delicious ice cream and homemade fudge.

The Floridian

(904) 829-0655
72 Spanish St.
The Floridian Restaurant's new location at 72 Spanish Street

The Floridian Restaurant continues to offer fresh and delicious meals for lunch and dinner at its brand new location on Spanish Street.

Casa Monica – Weddings

(904) 819-6006
95 Cordova St.
The Casa Monica Hotel in historic St. Augustine specializes in storybook weddings.

Host a fabulous wedding and reception at the luxurious Casa Monica Hotel in historic St. Augustine, Florida.

Sheriff's Ghost Walk

(904) 540-0031
32 St. George Street

Explore St. Augustine’s supernatural side with the ghosts of Sheriff Guy White and his deputies.

Hazel's Hot Dogs

(904) 824-8484
2400 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Hazel's Hot Dog's is a great little local roadside hotdog restaurant. No frills just good hot dogs and hand cut fries!

Scarlett O'Hara's

(904) 824-6535
70 Hypolita Street
Scarlett O'Hara's glitters during St. Augustine's Nights of Lights holiday celebration.

A cozy pub with a famous outdoor porch and oyster bar overlooking Hypolita Street.

Cellar Upstairs

(904) 826-1594
157 King Street

Great live music from local bands, beautiful scenery, and fine wine and appetizers can all be found at this fun nightlife spot!

St. George Inn

(888) 827-5740
4 St. George Street
Enjoy a place to stay in the heart of St. Augustine at the St. George Inn.

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, the St. George Inn offers European-style rooms and convenient access to the historic district.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

(904) 829-1122
4 Granada St.
Ghost Tours of St. Augustine is the original ghost tour provider in the nation's oldest city.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine offers a variety of haunted tours of the nation's oldest city.

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.

Irish Gift Shop

(904) 824-5040
26 Cuna Street

Gifts from Ireland abound in downtown St. Augustine.

Panama Hat Company

(904) 829-0032
46 St. George Street
St. Augustine's Panama Hat Company offers hats in all shapes and sizes.

Find the perfect fedora, visor, cap or hand-blocked Panama hat at this popular shop on St. George Street.

Peace and Plenty Inn

(877) 468-3651
87 Cedar Street

Peace and Plenty Inn is a St. Augustine bed and breakfast featuring a beautiful outdoor garden, private rooms with baths, and convenience to historic downtown.

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.

St. Augustine Tobacco - Closed

(904) 827-1510
123 St. George Street

As of February 2017, this shop has permanently closed.

Peter O'Neill Gallery is CLOSED

(904) 808-1311
130 St. George Street

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