Historical Sites

Explore the cobblestone streets and you will find historic sites all around downtown. Every corner is rich with a long history, waiting to be discovered. No vacation in St. Augustine is finished until you have gazed up at the Louis Comfort-Tiffany stained glass at Flagler College, or climbed the steps of the lighthouse, taken a sip from the fountain of youth or learned of the vast history of Aviles Street, the oldest street in the oldest city in the nation. Parts of the city predate the country itself! Visit St. Augustine and stop in at the old houses and museums to discover a new side of the city that was once a small port town and is now a bustling, energetic community dedicated to preserving its valuable past. The heritage and culture of the old city are still deeply relevant even today!

Beluthahatchee Park

(904) 209-0348
1523 S. R. 13 North
Beluthatchee Park was formerly the residence of activist and conservationist Stetson Kennedy.

The former homestead of activist, conservationist, and author Stetson Kennedy is a magical place that is now a St. Johns County park.

Bull and Crown Publick House

(904) 342-2869
53 St. George Street
The Bull and Crown Publick House on St. George Street in St. Augustine.

Dine in this 18th-century style restaurant in historic downtown where the servers and the restaurant are part of living history.

Cafe del Hidalgo

(904) 823-1196
35 Hypolita St

Gelato, espresso, and a variety of lunch and dinner items are available at this downtown cafe.

Castillo de San Marcos

(904) 829-6506
1 South Castillo Drive

The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and a National Monument, the Castillo is the focal point of historical St. Augustine.

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.

Flagler College

(904) 819-6400
74 King St.
A statue of Henry Morrison Flagler welcomes students and visitors to Flagler College, formerly the Ponce de Leon Hotel, in St. Augustine.

Flagler College is a unique combination of the past and present, and an architectural icon of the city of St. Augustine.

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
Cannon firing at Fort Matanzas historical site in St. Augustine.

This park and historic site offers a glimpse into history as well as scenic trails and shoreside access for fishing and collecting shells.

Fort Mose

(904) 823-2232
15 Fort Mose Trail

Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first free African-American settlement in the U.S.

Fountain of Youth

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Avenue
Cannon firing at the Fountain of Youth.

The Fountain of Youth gives visitors a chance to experience history at this important archaeological site and to drink from the famous springs.

The Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street
St. Augustine's Government House is located in the center of the historic downtown district.

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

Lightner Museum

(904) 824-2874
75 King Street
Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida

Enjoy the atmosphere and artwork of another age at this elegant Museum, formerly the Alcazar Hotel.

Lincolnville Museum

(904) 824-1191
102 M L King Ave
The Lincolnville Museum is located in the old Excelsior High School in St. Augustine, Florida.

Excelsior was St. Augustine's first black public high school, now a museum and cultural center.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd
Interacting with the dolphins at Marineland.

Marineland offers a variety of ways to interact with their dolphins, as well as hands-on exhibits about marine life and the history of this classic Florida attraction.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd

This historic attraction offers close encounters with dolphins and other marine animals.

Old Jail

(904) 829-3800
167 San Marco Ave.
The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

Home of St. Augustine's most violent criminals from 1891–1953.

Oldest House Museum

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street
Front view of the Oldest House Museum Complex off St. Francis Street.

The Oldest House Museum Complex offers guided tours, two museums, a colonial kitchen, ornamental garden and museum store to its visitors.

Oldest Wooden School House

(904) 824-0192
14 St. George Street
The Oldest Wooden School House in St. Augustine.

Take a lesson from the Oldest Wooden School House in the country, complete with replica displays and museum on the inside!

Peña-Peck House

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George Street

The Peña-Peck House is a historic house that offers guided tours to visitors and locals.

Princess Place Preserve

(386) 313-4020
2500 Princess Place Road
Lodge at Princess Place Preserve (taken by K. Weaver).

This Flagler County park protects the oldest homestead in the county and offers hiking and equestrian trails, camping, and cottages.

Spanish Military Hospital Museum

(904) 342-7730
3 Aviles Street
The Spanish Military Hospital Museum gives visitors a glimpse into medical practices during the Colonial Spanish Period in St. Augustine.

This museum offers an intriguing look into colonial medicine and early settlement life in St. Augustine, Florida.