The Oldest Store Museum is the re-creation of a St. Augustine general store from 1908.

Oldest Store Museum

Step back in time and explore the “modern” wonders of an early 20th century general store.

At Old Town, just north of downtown
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • (904) 829-3800
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Hours of Operation

Sun - Sat:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • The Oldest Store Museum re-creates the original St. Augustine general store that was operated by C.F. Hamblen in 1908. Exploring this extensive collection of authentic products is like stepping into a Sears and Roebuck catalog from the early 20th century.

    Living history tour guides act the parts of clerks and salesmen as they demonstrate the latest inventions for turn-of-the-century “modern” living -- everything from tonics to unicycles to a goat-powered washing machine. The collection features vintage farm equipment, collars and corsets, "health underwear", a corn sheller and a grain thresher and all sorts of elixirs, including the ever-popular worm syrup.

    The Museum opens at 9 a.m. daily. Tours start every twenty minutes, with the last tour at 4:30 p.m.

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