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.

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.

Faux Paws

(407) 494-3256
97 St. George Street
Faux Paws in downtown St. Augustine has "everything you want for your pet but nothing you need."

Dog lovers will feel right at home with the amazing selection of canine-themed gifts, souvenirs, and more at Faux Paws.

Fiesta Jack's Mexican Grill - CLOSED

(904) 826-3535
100 St. George Street

This business is CLOSED.

Fire & Pine

(910) 386-6652
106 St. George Street

Fire and Pine offers 100% American-made home decor. Their selection of pieces include wall art of regional maps including maps of St. Augustine and Florida. The images are engraved on pine wood for a rustic look using lasers.

First Colony Exhibit at Government House

(904) 823-2212
48 King Street

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.

Five & Dime General Store

(904) 342-5651
107 St. George Street

A souvenir shop with everything from mugs and t-shirts, to snack foods and drinks, to gator heads and seashells.

Flagler College

(904) 819-6400
74 King St.
A statue of Henry Morrison Flagler welcomes students and visitors to Flagler College, formerly the Ponce de Leon Hotel, in St. Augustine.

Flagler College is a unique combination of the past and present, and an architectural icon of the city of St. Augustine.

Flagler College Events

(904) 826-8617
74 King Street

This historic St. Augustine landmark serves as a picturesque venue for a private gathering, with 4 separate event spaces available.

Flagler's Legacy Gifts

(904) 823-3378
59 St. George Street
Flagler's Legacy Gifts store opened in 2000 after students in the student organization called Enactus [formally called, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)] saw an opportunity to expand the knowledge of Flagler College and learn how to run a business, as well as generate revenue for the college. The store has taken off and now offers over 300 custom gifts and souvenirs.There is also a smaller gift shop in the Rotunda of Flagler College and tours of the historic building are available there as well.

All things Flagler College at this shop on St. George Street.

Flagler's Legacy Tours

(904) 823-3378
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.

Flavors Eatery

(904) 824-4221
125 King St Suite C.

St. Augustine's Flavors Eatery serves delicious wraps, quesadillas, pizza, salads, and sandwiches, along with smoothies, espresso, beer and wine. The restaurant caters to local live musicians on the weekends.

Florida Cracker Cafe

(904) 829-0397
81 St. George St.
The Florida Cracker Café is located in the heart of St. Augustine' historic district.

Enjoy Florida-style cuisine at this historic downtown restaurant, which offers indoor dining as well as a large outdoor patio with shaded seating.

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.

Flowers by Shirley

(866) 273-6358
2200 US Hwy 1 South
St. Augustine's Flowers by Shirley offers beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions.

In its new location beside Jack Wilson Buick and GMC, Flowers by Shirley continues to offer exquisite arrangements for all occasions.

Fountain of Youth

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Avenue
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.

Fountain of Youth – Weddings

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Ave.

Celebrate your wedding at the site where Pedro Menendez first founded the city of St. Augustine!

Francis Field

25 W. Castillo Drive
There's plenty of room for family activities like pony rides during the Rhythm 'n Ribs Festival at Francis Field,

Francis Field is the hub of St. Augustine’s special events activities, with many  of the city’s major festivals held in this large open space on W. Castillo Dr. 

Fresh Produce

(904) 824-7077
139 St. George Street

Tropical colors and light fabric clothing for your Florida vacation.

Gallery One Forty-Four

(904) 466-8305
144 King Street

Gallery One Forty-Four is an art gallery on King Street featuring the work of Lenny Foster. Foster is a local artist working mostly with photography. Previously, he owned an art gallery in New Mexico featuring his works.

Gaufre's & Goods

(904) 829-5770
212 Charlotte Street

This family-owned and operated Polish & Greek cafe offers coffees, pierogies, and sweet Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings.