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!

Aviles Street

2 Aviles Street

Aviles Street is the nation's oldest street and the heart of St. Augustine's Artist Distirct.

Beluthahatchee Park

(904) 209-0348
1501 S. R. 13 North

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

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. Augustine -- and situated in the oldest continuously settled neighborhood.

Flagler College

(904) 819-6400
74 King St.

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

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

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

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

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

Excelsior, St. Augustine's first black public high school, is now the home of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

(407) 563-4701
9600 Oceanshore Blvd

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.

Matanzas Inlet

8655 A1A South

The Matanzas Inlet park and beaches are part of the Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Old Jail

(844) 388-6452
167 San Marco Ave.

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

Oldest House Museum

(904) 824-2872
14 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

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.

Plaza de la Constitucion

(904) 825-1001
1 Cathedral Street

The Plaza de la Constitucion is the central park in downtown St. Augustine. The park is on a square of land bordered by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Trinity Episcopal, and the Government House.