The Government House has long been the home to many administrative and political offices. Throughout its many centuries of existence (the earliest records date back to the late 16th century), it has been a residence for Governors, a courthouse, a post office, government offices and more. Following the plans of the royal decree from Spain, it along with other major buildings in town, faces the central plaza. Visitors of all ages benefit from the many exhibits and learning activities available in the museum.
Today, the Government House Museum offers exhibits and displays that showcase the cultural, economic and historical past of the city from the original Spanish settlers of the 16th century though the Flagler era in the late 1800’s.