Historic Downtown

The heart of the First City is found here in Historic Downtown.

The heart of the city of St. Augustine is here in the Historic Downtown where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic Downtown is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s — and with streets that have existed from long before that —combine to create a walkable city obviously designed with old European concepts. Part of Historic Downtown, Lincolnville also offers history, museums, places to stay, and eateries.

This Historic Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are over twenty other sites within the district from the Alcazar Hotel to the Ximenez-Fatio House. The Historic Downtown creates a walkable city and a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums and churches, dining, and listening to live music.

The Historic Downtown is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzas Bay and an inviting bayfront walk along the Matanzas River from the Castillo de San Marcos to the former 16th Century Jesuit monastery that is now Headquarters for the Florida National Guard. A number of eateries have views of the Matanzas, including A1A Ale House and Harry’s Seafood. Those who wish to stay in the Historic District, near the water, may want to check out the Bayfront Inn and the Edgewater Inn.

The top-rated attractions in the area reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine, including the Flagler Legacy Tours, Lightner Museum, and the Colonial Quarter. 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. This area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow-style houses, and Gilded Age extravagance.

The Historic Downtown of the nation’s oldest city represents much of U.S. History from 1565 and is sure to offer activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Old Powder House Inn

(904) 824-4149
38 Cordova St.
The Old Powder House Inn is a bed and breakfast in the historic area of St. Augustine, Florida.

Conveniently located in the heart of the downtown district, this historic bed and breakfast offers nine guest rooms, fine dining, and an atmosphere filled with Old World charm.

Old Town Trolley Tours

(904) 335-3155
167 San Marco Avenue
Old Town Trolley Tours offers a convenient way to get around town and learn all about St. Augustine's amazing history.

Old Town Trolley Tours offers a complete narrated tour of St. Augustine, along with the convenience of 23 stops throughout the historic district.

Oldest House Gardens

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street

The Oldest House Gardens offers timeless garden settings with brick walkways, arched stone loggias, stately oaks, shell stone walls, grape arbors and traces of history that capture the beauty of a wedding.

Oldest House Museum

(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.

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!

Olive This, Olive That

(904) 824-4944
34 Treasury Street
Stop in today for gourmet olive oils in the nation's oldest city!

Gourmet Olive Oils and Vinegar in the nation's oldest city!

Burgers, fries, pizza and more at this American eatery in St. Augustine.

P.A.St.A Fine Art Gallery

(904) 824-0251
214 Charlotte Street
The charming P.A.St.A Art Gallery, presenting the work of local, professional artists, including photographer Joe Desiderio of St.Augustine.

St. Augustine's oldest art gallery features the art of a wide selection of local, professional artists.

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.

Peace Pie

(904) 295-8232
8 Aviles Street

Peace Pie offers a unique spin on ice cream sandwiches with a pie filling.

Pelindaba Lavender

(904) 770-7483
100 Saint George St.

A lavender shop featuring soaps, oils, lotions, and dried lavender.

Peña-Peck House

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George Street
The Pena-Peck House in St. Augustine, Fl

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

St. Augustine's historic Peña-Peck House offers an elegant wedding venue.

The gorgeous garden courtyard of the historic Peña-Peck House offers an ideal wedding venue in the heart of St. Augustine.

An art gallery located in St. Augustine's Historic District.

Pineapple Ride & Tour

(904) 615-5515
Pineapple Ride and Tour's electric vehicle for tours and transportatiion in St. Augustine.

Pinapple Ride and Tour welcomes visitors to enjoy a pedicab ride or to hop on their 10-passenger electric mini-bus.

Pioneer Barn

(904) 824-8874
259 San Marco Avenue
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Pirate & Treasure Museum

(877) 467-5863
12 S Castillo Drive
The Pirate and Treasure Museum is situated on the bayfront in historic St. Augustine, Fl.

Explore the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts in a city that has seen its share of pirates.

Pirate Haus Inn

(904) 808-1999
32 Treasury St.
Front entrance to the Pirate Haus Inn in St. Augustine.

Enjoy an affordable, family-friendly stay in St. Augustine at this quaint inn that comes with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

Pirate Store

(904) 392-1172
162 St. George Street
Inside the Pirate Store in St. Augustine, Fl

A shop selling pirate goods, clothing, and gifts.