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BEST ATTRACTIONS IN ST. AUGUSTINE

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Welcome to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the continental United States. The “Old City” is breaming with history and incredible artifacts from the 1500’s and beyond. If you’re planning a vacation to the “Old City”, do yourself a favor at start with a tour of all the Best Attractions in St. Augustine on Old Town Trolley. Below you will see a list of all the recommended attractions. In order to see all the wonderful history, you’re going to need a guide. We’ll guide you around the city providing you with travel tips, historic facts, and colorful banter. No worries about parking, directions, and getting lost! This is stress-free transportainment! Let us know which St. Augustine Tourist Attractions you like the best, and we’ll be sure to take you there!
 
Authentic Old Jail
Old Jail  

167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine (904) 829-3800

Built by Henry Flagler in 1891 and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1987, the Jail was operational for more than 60 years and housed 72 prisoners at a time. Take a tour of the maximum security cells and meet Sheriff Joe Perry who’ll fill you in on how executions were held right there in the gallows. Take a walk through the men’s and women’s cells and see where the warden and his family lived just footsteps away. Try to find your way out as the voices of prisoners from the past call out to you.

 
     
 
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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
pirate museum  

12 S. Castillo Drive, 877-GO-PLUNDER (877-467-5863)

Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at Pat Croce's St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, the city's newest attraction launched in December 2010. See the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts; fun, interactive exhibits, including the spine-tingling Disney Imagineer-designed Below Deck sound experience of Blackbeard’s last battle; the world’s only pirate treasure chest, one of only two existing 17th century Jolly Rogers, and rarely-seen shipwreck treasures from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

 
     
 
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Castillo de San Marcos
San Marco Fort St Augustine Florida  

1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine (904) 829-6506

Built between 1672-1695, Castillo de San Marcos has long protected the city of St. Augustine. Flying the flags of Spain, Great Britain and the United States during its long history, Castillo de San Marcos was made a National Monument in 1924. The Castillo de San Marcos grounds are open to the public. Historical tours of the interior of this National Park are available.

 
     
 
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Colonial Spanish Quarter
Colonial Village St Augustine 1740's  

29 St. George Street, St. Augustine (904) 825-6830

Step back to 1740’s St. Augustine into a living history museum that features blacksmith, carpenter, leather work and other crafts and activities that would have been part of daily life in the colonial city. Gardens, furnishings, and a kitchen complete the experience.

 
     
 
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Dow Museum of Historic Houses / Old St. Augustine Village
Old St Augustine Village  

250 St. George Street, St. Augustine (904) 823-9722

Take a tour of the Dow Museum of Historic Homes to see the rich past of the city spanning more than two centuries. It’s a nostalgic walk as you see nine historic houses that date back to the late 1700’s. The Village, enclosed in one city block, includes the site of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation reading, which freed all the slaves in Florida. Several galleries showcase the 1572 plan for the city and show records of a sixteenth-century hospital, cemetery, an early St. Augustine bridge and a Spanish Colonial defense line. Stop in at the Star General Store to pick up Florida gifts, souvenirs, and books by local authors.

 
     
 
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Flagler College
Flagler College St Augustine Florida  

74 King St., St. Augustine, Florida (904) 819-6400

Flagler College is a private, four year co-educational liberal arts college. The college, founded in 1968, is located in Henry Flagler’s former luxury hotel, the Ponce de Leon, and is a National Landmark. The Princeton Review says Flagler college has “one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US,” and US News and World Report ranks Flagler College in the top tier of southeastern liberal arts colleges. Guided tours daily.

 
     
 
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Fountain of Youth
fountain of youth  

205 Columbus Street, St. Augustine (904) 810-7340

Ponce de Leon’s search for this legendary fountain led him to discover St. Augustine and the state of Florida on April 3, 1513. Today this archaeological park is a tribute to the spot where it is believed Ponce de Leon landed. The park features a museum with artifacts about the founding of St. Augustine, a planetarium, natural springs and Indian burial grounds.

 
     
 
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Lightner Museum
Lightner Museum  

75 King Street, St. Augustine (904) 824-2874

Located in Henry Flagler’s former Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum is an interesting collection of costumes, cut glass, furniture, art and machinery. The museum covers three floors and features a museum gift shop and Café Alcazar. Open Daily.

 
     
 
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Marineland
marineland  

9600 Oceanshore Blvd, St. Augustine (904) 471-1111

Designed by Hollywood film makers in 1937 for the filming of underwater scenes in movies, Marineland was the first ocean park to successfully train and breed marine mammals. Today Marineland offers shows and hands-on experiences where guests can swim, train and even paint with the dolphins. Located 25 minutes south of downtown St. Augustine on scenic A1A.

 
     
 
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Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum
old florida museum  

259 San Marco Avenue, 904-824-8874

Fort Menendez is not your average history attraction. Guests make history come to life as new Spanish colonists to the young town of St. Augustine. Visitors are encouraged to interact with each other participating in hands-on activities of Early Spanish Settlers and Native Americans. Barter, challenge at games, or work for “gold coins” and a variety of handmade items such as candles, rope, and native jewelry to take home. A knowledgeable villager is also available to help with activities and answer questions. At journey’s end, guests get to spend their coins on souvenir items in the gift shop! Discover a "New World" of Fun at Fort Menendez.

 
     
 
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Oldest House Museum Complex
Oldest House  

271 Charlotte Street, St. Augustine (904) 824-2872

Operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society, Florida's oldest house is a National Historic Landmark that tells four centuries of history on one beautiful site. Visitors can trace St. Augustine's past at the Manucy Museum and Museum of Florida’s Military. Enjoy the ornamental garden and Edwards Exhibition Gallery or browse the museum store.

 
     
 
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Oldest Wooden School House
Oldest Wooden School House St Augustine Florida  

14 St. George Street, St. Augustine (888) 653-7245

Built over 200 years ago of cypress and cedar, the Oldest Wooden School house takes you back in time to when Florida was under the rule of Imperial Spain. The schoolmaster and his family lived upstairs and because of the constant threat of fire and heat of the summer, the kitchen was outside. On display you will see books, cooking utensils and period furniture.

 
     
 
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Peña Peck House
pena peck house  

143 St. George Street, St. Augustine (904) 829-5064

Home to the Spanish Royal Treasurer, Esteban Peña, the coquina stone walls of this historic home date to 1750. It was later the home of Dr. John Moultrie of Charleston, who later became Lt. Governor of Florida. In 1837, Dr. Seth Peck purchased the house and rebuilt it with a frame second story. The Peck family gave the house to the city of St. Augustine in 1931. Today the museum is open for tours and is maintained by the Women's Exchange.

 
     
 
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Pirate Ship Black Raven
Pirate Ship Black Raven  

111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine (904) 826-0000

History, mystery, magic and mayhem await you aboard St. Augustine’s only pirate ship, the Black Raven. Mixing theater with fun, the merry band of pirates and wenches will make you part of the crew. Cruises last from 90 minutes to two hours and depart twice daily. The cruise is family fun with plenty of games and entertainment for the children and much more.

 
     
 
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Potter's Wax Museum
St Augustine Wax Museum  

17 King Street, St. Augustine (904) 829-9056

With over 160 famous and infamous, Potters Wax Museum is America’s oldest. Study the amazing detail of the the life-like images of Princess Diana, Michael Jordan, the cast of Seinfeld and more. Have your picture taken with your favorite entertainer or statesman.

 
     
 
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
Tourist Attractions St Augustine Ripley's Castle  

19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine (904) 824-1606

St. Augustine is home to the original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Located today in historic Casa Warren, an 1887 Moorish revival mansion, the St. Augustine attraction features fun interactive galleries, mind boggling facts, and unique oddities and curiosities, many from Robert Ripley's private collection.

 
     
 
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San Sebastian Winery
San Sebastian Winery St Augustine Florida  

157 King Street, St. Augustine (904) 826-1594

The San Sebastian Winery boasts some of the finest American wines and is among the first to develop table, sparkling and dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes. Guests can participate in tours of the winery, learn all the secrets of how wine is really made, and get a delicious sample during a complimentary wine tasting. The Cellar Upstairs Wine and Jazz Bar sits at the top of the winery and is an open-air deck that entertains guests on weekends. Classic jazz and R&B and Blues can be heard while unwinding with some of San Sebastian’s wines and glorious views of St. Augustine.

 
     
 
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Schooner Freedom
tall ship  

111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine (904) 810-1010

The 72-ft. Schooner Freedom is a replica 19th century blockade-runner. The schooner Freedom departs from historic downtown St. Augustine at the City Municipal Marina, south of the Bridge of Lions. With three sails each day- Day Sail, Evening Sail and Ghost of Matanzas sail- the Schooner Freedom offers something for everyone.

 
     
 
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Spanish Military Hospital Museum
spanish military hospital  

3 Aviles Street, St. Augustine (904) 342-7730

Travel Back in Time.. to the Spanish Military Hospital where the doctor is always in. Discover untold history as our guides demonstrate "cutting edge" colonial  surgery techniques. Immerse yourself in another era - You've only explored St. Augustine when our guides have taken you back to colonial times.

 
     
 
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St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Guide feeding alligator at St. Augustine Alligator Farm  

999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, (904) 824-3337

Founded in 1893, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Florida’s oldest and most accredited zoological parks with rare and exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles, including 23 species of crocodiles. Visit Maximo, our giant crocodile from Australia, and our newest exhibits, KidsZone and Birds of Africa. Wildlife shows every hour 10 am - 5 pm.

 
     
 
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St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
scenic cruise boat on the water  

4125 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine (904) 824-1806

Enjoy a magical cruise aboard the Victory III on this 75-minute tour of St. Augustine’s waters. Watch for dolphins and birds in their natural habitat while viewing St. Augustine’s historic skyline. Departs four times daily from the Municipal Marina, south of the Bridge of Lions, downtown St. Augustine.

 
     
 
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St. Augustine History Museum
St. Augustine Florida Heritage Museum  

167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine (904) 829-3800

Explore Florida’s unique history in a museum dedicated to bringing it all to life.  At the St. Augustine History Museum, you’ll have an opportunity to see displays from England, France and Spain and learn about how these countries ruled over St. Augustine and their influence on the culture and heritage of the city. Walk through a Spanish Sunken Treasure room and view real items that were recovered from the Galleon. Learn about how America finally regained their hold on the city and what this meant to the colonists and those that came after. The St. Augustine History Museum provides guests with the chance to learn about Florida’s history spanning across more than 400 years.

 
     
 
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The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
St. Augustine Lighthouse  

81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine (904) 829-0745

There are no better views of St. Augustine and the sea than from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The 219 steps will take you 165 feet above sea level. Constructed of Alabama brick and Philadelphia iron, the lighthouse is St. Augustine’s oldest brick structure and was completed in 1874. There are programs for both young and old.

 
     
 
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Villa Zorayda
Villa Zoryada Museum building  

83 King Street, St. Augustine (904) 829-9887

The Villa Zorayda Museum is a 1/10 scale reproduction of the famous the Alhambra, the Moorish Castle in Granada, Spain. Built by Franklin Smith in 1883 as a winter home, Villa Zorayda is on the National Register of Historic Places and today is filled with marvelous items from the antique collections of Franklin Smith and Abraham Mussallem, Zorayda Castle’s second owner. You’ll also learn about the significance of the building to the city and its intriguing past.

 
     
 
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World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater
World Golf Hall of Fame  

I-95, Exit 323 - International Golf Pkwy., St. Augustine (904) 940-4123

Learn about the history of the golf and the players through artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits. The IMAX Theater shows exciting educational family films daily.

 
     
 
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Saint Augustine’s Best Tour to See the Spanish Quarter, Flagler Memorial Church, the Bay View, St. Augustine Old Jail,
Plaza de la Constitucion, San Sebastian Winery, Lightner Museum, Castillo de San Marcos, Fountain of Youth, and Much More!
 
 
 

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