Living History

St. Augustine offers many attractions that highlight the history of the city with trained, professional re-enactors that love to bring history to life. Numerous attractions show people living out their lives at the attraction with you, helping visitors and tourists experience the centuries of history. You can even partake in the living history attractions and put yourself into the mix. Many sites allow you to literally dig through history, or create objects from the past. The idea of making history come to life allows each visitor to become a part of the narrative of this town, to feel the history and stories of this city.

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

See and experience Florida Cracker life at this outdoor living history museum in Flagler County.

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers fun living history activities the whole family can enjoy.

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers living history activities that are both fun and educational for the whole family.

Cannon firing at Fort Matanzas historical site in St. Augustine.

Fort Matanzas is temporarily closed as repairs are made to the ferry dock that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew.

See musket firing demonstrations at the Colonial Quarter.

Visitors can experience three centuries of St. Augusitne's vivid history through interactive activities and more at the Colonial Quarter.

The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

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

The Oldest Store Museum is the re-creation of a St. Augustine general store from 1908.

Step back in time and explore the “modern” wonders of an early 20th century general store.