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.

Fantasy Land

162 St. George Street

This shop offers geek culture gifts and memorabilia right off St. George Street!

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. Augustine -- and situated in the oldest continuously settled neighborhood.

Faux Paws

(407) 494-3256
97 St. George Street

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

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 Congregation Sons of Israel

(904) 829-9532
161 Cordova Street

The Sons of Israel Congregation moved into their new synagogue in 1924.

First United Methodist Church

(904) 829-3459
118 King St.

The Church with a Heart, in the Heart of St. Augustine

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 Campus Store

(904) 826-8703
107 King Street

The Flagler Campus Store sells Flagler clothing, gifts, and accessories, plus necessities from pens and paper to toiletries.

Flagler College

(904) 819-6400
74 King St.

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

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

Historic Tours of Flagler College

(904) 823-3378
74 King Street

Visitors and locals can take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

Florida Cracker Cafe

(904) 829-0397
81 St. George St.

Enjoy Florida-style cuisine at this 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 offers fresh and delicious meals for lunch and dinner on Spanish Street.

Forgotten Tonic

(904) 827-9005
6 Aviles Street

Forgotten Tonic offers upscale food and service in a causal atmosphere.

Francis Field

25 W. Castillo Drive

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. 

Funkadelic Food Truck is known for their classic American fusion dishes and ever-changing menu.

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.

Gamache-Koger Theater

(904) 819-6365
50 Sevilla Street

Flagler College's Gamache-Koger Theater sits inside Ringhaver Student Center

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.