St. Augustine has been home to natives and foreigners, colonials and pilgrims, soldiers and prisoners, slaves and free blacks, merchants and industrialists. Through battle, economic progress, and political strife, the coquina foundation of St. Augustine has been left unconquered - its history is a surviving monument to the persistence of the human spirit, waiting to be rediscovered by you.
St. Augustine boasts attractions like military forts, stately castles, and Gilded-Age hotels. Visitors can explore a spiraling lighthouse, scenic nature trails and tranquil beaches. Hear the sounds of the city, from horse hooves on brick-paved streets to the roar of cannon fire; the hustle and bustle of a living community. Explore fascinating museums or take a scary ghost tour. Historical reenactments, recreations, artifacts and relics can be found on every corner, bringing to life the timeless stories of other eras. Take photos as you experience history, building memories in the oldest city in the United States. St. Augustine has always been a sought-after treasure, a priceless gem in Florida's history.
The St. Augustine Wild Reserve provides visitors with a rare opportunity to see wild animals up close. This facility houses over 50 large mammals ranging from tigers, lions, and leopards to bears, hyenas, ligers, and wolves.