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!

Pray, light a candle, or view the Byzantine frescoes in this shrine and museum dedicated to the first Greek colony in the US.

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

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.

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

The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

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

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.

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.

Flagler College in historic St. Augustine was built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon hotel in 1888.

Visitors and locals can take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

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.

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

Built during the first Spanish Period, the Father O'Reilly House Museum is one of the oldest structures in St.

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

The Ximenez-Fatio House was once a fashionable boarding house in 19th-century St. Augustine.

Welcome to 1800s St. Augustine with a fascinating tour of this beautifully restored colonial house and museum.

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.

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!

Walk the scenic grounds dating back to the city's founding. Discover the role of Christianity in Florida at the Mission Museum.

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.

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.

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