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.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

(904) 829-1122
4 Granada St.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine offers a variety of haunted tours of the nation's oldest city.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

(904) 335-3155
27 San Marco Avenue

Visitors can experience a trolley tour like no other as they experience the darker side of St. Augustine's history.

Gifted Cork & Gourmet

(904) 810-1083
64 Hypolita Street

The Gifted Cork offers wine and cheese from around the world, plus interesting gifts — and wine tastings.

Go Fish

(904) 679-5958
5C St. George Street

Go Fish Clothing and Jewelry features a variety of handcrafted items.

Gourmet Hut

(904) 824-7477
17 Cuna Street

Gourmet Hut offers signature dishes for breakfast and an ever-changing farm to table menu for lunch and dinner.

The Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street

Located on the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Governor's House site has served colonial governors in St. Augustine for centuries.

Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum – Weddings

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street

Host a wedding ceremony or reception at this historic venue located in the middle of historic downtown St. Augustine.

Grace United Methodist Church

(904) 829-8272
8 Carrera Street

Henry Flagler built the Grace Church in 1887, using the same builders and architects that he used to build the Ponce de Leon Hotel.

Grand Bohemian Gallery

(904) 829-6880
49 King Street

Grand Bohemian Gallery showcases international and locally renowned artists.

Grilled Cheese Gallery

(904) 770-7973
16 Cathedral Place

A restaurant with a greater variety of grilled cheese sandwiches than previously imagined.

Grist Mill Gifts

(904) 829-3022
19 St. George Street

Grist Mill Gifts is a gift shop on St. George Street selling souvenirs and collectable gifts. From their selection, guests will find toys, jewelry, hats, flags, t-shirts, and more.

Grover's Gallery

(904) 824-5738
16 St. George Street

Nautical wood sculptures and art pieces, perfect for gifts and decor.

Gypsy Moon

(904) 824-4324
22 St. George Street

A boutique on St. George Street specializing in bohemian and vintage dresses, skits, and tops.

H. W. Davis Co.

(904) 824-8876
152 St. George Street

H.W. Davis Co. provides name brand women's and men's clothes in downtown St. Augustine.

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

(904) 824-7765
46 Avenida Menendez

This New Orleans-style restaurant offers courtyard seating, a lively bar and intimate indoor tables and booths.

Hella Good

(904) 819-8911
106 St. George Street

Organic vegan soaps and skincare products featuring natural scents and ingredients, all handmade in Florida.

Hemingway House B&B

(904) 829-3819
54 Charlotte Street

Named after Ernest Hemingway, this bed and breakfast offers Florida charm, comfortable amenities, and a few stories about Papa Hemingway.

Old Time Portrait Studio

(904) 824-7017
162 Saint George Street

Vacation-goers can remember their visit with old-timey photos at this portrait studio.

Hilton Historic Bayfront

(904) 829-2277
32 Avenida Menendez

The Historic Hilton on the bay offers luxurious amenities and a scenic waterfront view.