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.

Tini Martini Bar

(904) 829-0928
24 Avenida Menendez

Sit back and relax with a custom or classic martini at this bayfront bar in historic downtown.

Tolomato Cemetery

(904) 257-3273
14 Cordova St

The oldest planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials officially ceasing in 1884.

Tootsy's Footsies

(813) 965-4308
113-B St George St

Tootsy's Footies offers fun and unique custom fitted toe rings

Tour St. Augustine Inc.

(904) 825-0087
4 Granada Street

From private group tours and field trips to boutique tasting tours and haunted walks, Tour St. Augustine offers the perfect way to see the nation's oldest city.

Tour Saint Augustine

(904) 825-0087
4 Granada Street

Tradewinds Lounge

(904) 829-9336
124 Charlotte Street

A 1940s island themed bar in the heart of downtown.

Treasury on the Plaza

(904) 217-0077
24 Cathedral Place

A premier historic venue in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, accommodating 225 guests in a luxurious setting.

Trinity Episcopal Church

(904) 824-2876
215 Saint George Street

Trinity Episcopal Church serves as an inclusive place to learn more about worship in the ancient city. 

Trinity Episcopal Parish Thrift Shop

(904) 824-2876
4 Artillery Lane

The Thrift Shop is an arm of Trinity Parish's outreach and church assistance programs.

Tripp Harrison Art Gallery: Downtown

(904) 824-3662
22 Cathedral Place

Browse through this art gallery featuring inspired tropical pieces by Florida artist Tripp Harrison.

Two Sparrows

(904) 679-3416
21 King Street

Two Sparrows is a clothing boutique in St. Augustine's historic district. The store offers clothing and accesories for women, with new styles and inventory coming in regularly.

Victoria's Vintage Photos

(904) 829-0224
14 E St. George Street

Victoria's Vintage photos creates "vintage" photos with their guests, who choose costumes from the 1850s to the 1920s.

The beautiful Victorian House Bed and Breakfast offers guests a unique selection of rooms and a remarkable place to stay in St. Augustine's historic downtown.

Victorian House Weddings

(904) 824-5214
11 Cadiz Street

The perfect and elegant atmosphere for an intimate wedding or elopement in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

Villa Zorayda Museum

(904) 829-9887
83 King Street

The Villa Zorayda contains magnificent architecture, a collection of antiques, seventeenth-century furniture, and oriental rugs.

A second-floor cigar shop selling tobacco products, accessories, and a variety of jerkys that include gator and antelope.

Vintage Clothing Co.

(904) 342-0187
30 St. George Street

Vintage Clothing Co. offers a wide selection of shirts, swimwear, souvenirs, and more.

Visitor Information Center

(904) 825-1000
10 W. Castillo Drive

The Visitor Information Center (VIC) is where guests on vacation in St. Augustine may find information on local things to do, restaurants, parking, local ordinances, handicap information, and more.

Wedding Authority

(904) 826-0166
75 King Street

The Wedding Authority team have years of experience creating beautiful weddings in St. Augustine, including at the Lightner Building.

Whetstone Chocolates

(904) 217-0275
149 King Street

Whetstone Chocolates offers a wide variety of fresh and delicious chocolates, as well as 45-minute tasting tours.