This eclectic neighborhood has a rich heritage and many stories to tell.

The Lincolnville neighborhood, while actually within the boundaries of the Historic District, deserves to be mentioned as a region on its own. Visitors often go to Lincolnville to visit the St. Augustine Distillery and then return to enjoy the charming neighborhood and learn about its history.

Since its establishment after the Civil War by freedmen, Lincolnville has lived every phase of Black America’s journey. After 1865, plantation land was subdivided and leased or sold to veterans of the U.S. Colored Troops. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, black business people and professionals made their homes in Lincolnville, building the largest cluster of Victorian houses in the city, and developing a thriving business district along Washington Street. 

In the 1960s, Lincolnville residents played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, such as planning and executing demonstrations and housing civil rights workers, including Dr. Maritn Luther King, Jr. In 1964 Dr. King and local dentist and businessman, Dr. Robert Hayling, led the last major campaign that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now, the Freedom Trail in Lincolnville honors the residents and freedom fighters with historic plaques on signposts near the sidewalk, identifying the former residents and guests who impacted St. Augustine and the country. 

In 1991, the U.S. Department of the Interior listed Lincolnville in the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can learn more at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, pictured here.

Today, Lincolnville is an eclectic neighborhood of homes, businesses, churches, parks, and museums. Visitors will find comfort in cozy bed and breakfasts, such as The Collector and the Cedar House Inn. Those seeking a bit of exercise will enjoy the three-mile loop from the Plaza de la Constitućion along the bayfront, and through the Lincolnville neighborhood, to the chimes at Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park.

(904) 829-0076

89 Cedar Street

A vacation rental conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined street steps away from Historic Downtown.

(904) 829-6553

110 Riberia St.

Vintage, circa-1920s bar and restaurant, offering craft cocktails, farm-to-table food and fresh-distilled liquors.

(800) 395-1890

83 Cedar Street

The Penny Farthing Inn is a bed and breakfast housed in a restored 1897 Victorian home in the historic district of St. Augustine.

(904) 824-2806

86 M. L. King Avenue

Serving the historic Lincolnville neighborhood, the church was named for the patron saint of African-Americans.

(904) 829-3918

85 Martin Luther King Ave.

Founded in 1873, the St. Paul AME Church has fostered the resilient spirit of St. Augustine for generations.

(904) 217-3777

117 Martin Luther King Ave.

Fresh comfort food and healthy options abound at this local St. Augustine restaurant.

(904) 615-6769

150 Riberia Street

These custom wood-fired grills are created on Riberia Street in St. Augustine and shipped all over the country.