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.

Olde Carriage Realty Inc.

(904) 824-4500
82 1/2 Charlotte St.

Olde Carriage Realty Inc., represents buyers, sellers, and renters of home, or commercial property.

Olde Town Jerky

(904) 826-0438
106 St. George Street

Beef jerky made the old fashioned way -- sliced from lean whole premium top round steak.

Oldest House Gardens

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street

The Oldest House Gardens offers timeless garden settings with brick walkways and arched stone loggias.

Oldest House Museum

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street

The Oldest House Museum Complex offers guided tours, two museums, a colonial kitchen, an ornamental garden,  and museum store to its visitors.

Oldest Wooden School House

(904) 824-0192
14 St. George Street

Take a lesson from the Oldest Wooden School House in the country, complete with replica displays and museum on the inside.

One Twenty Three Burger House

(904) 687-2790
123 King Street

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

As the oldest art gallery in the city, it features art from a wide selection of local, professional artists.

Panama Hat Company

(904) 829-0032
46 St. George Street

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

Passport Sweets

(904) 679-5292
100 St. George Street

Offering visitors an around-the-world experience via candy from Europe, Japan, and Latin America.

Pastime Tours

(904) 584-5417
11 Aviles Street

With Pastime Tours, visitors can tour St. Augustine's Historic Downtown while stepping back to the roaring 20s in a realistic Model-T.

Peace and Plenty Inn

(904) 829-8209
87 Cedar Street

This bed and breakfast personifies its name with its outdoor garden, private rooms with baths, and calm restful atmosphere.

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 Peña-Peck House is a historic house that offers guided tours and several wedding packages.

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

Pepper Palace - Historic Downtown

(904) 420-3098
2 Saint George Suite # 101

A spicy themed specialty retail shop featuring award winning hot sauces to try and buy.

An art gallery featuring 9 gifted and diverse artists.

Pierre's Pub

69 St. George Street

A quaint little outdoor bar serving beer and wine while also hosting local musicians.

Pioneer Barn

(904) 824-8874
259 San Marco Avenue

Temporarily closed.

Pirate & Treasure Museum

(904) 819-1444
12 S Castillo Drive

The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum offers complete interactive exhibits that transport visitors to the time of plundering pirates and swashbuckling adventures.