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.

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.

El Galeón Tall Ship

111 Avenida Menendez
The tall ship El Galeon is open for tours every day when docked in St. Augustine.

El Galeón is NOT in St. Augustine at the current time.

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.

First Colony Exhibit at Government House

(904) 823-2212
48 King Street

The First Colony exhibit at the Government House Museum offers a comprehensive, hands-on guide to the multicultural heritage and history of the nation's oldest city.

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.

Government House

(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 Government House site has served colonial governors in St. Augustine for centuries.

Lightner Museum

(904) 824-2874
75 King Street

Vacationers in St. Augustine can step back in time and marvel at the historic collection in this old hotel turned museum.

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

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.

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.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

(904) 829-0745
100 Red Cox Road

Climb 219 steps to the top for breathtaking views of the nation's oldest city and the Atlantic Ocean.