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It’s summer in St. Augustine and there are many fun attractions, sights, and cool things to do in the Old City that will keep you entertained and out of the heat.
Taking a tour is a great way to see the sights while staying out of the sun. Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine is one of the most popular ways to experience all the historic things to do in St. Augustine and the trolleys are open and airy. Hop aboard and you’ll be entertained as the tour shows you more than 100 different and interesting places. Hop off at the Old Jail, the Fountain of Youth, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church to explore the surrounding area. You can tour any and all of the places where the trolley stops and take your time. There are other trolleys coming by throughout the day so no need to rush through an attraction.
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is a favorite among history lovers and children of all ages. You’ll see some really cool authentic pirate artifacts, interactive exhibits, the world’s only pirate treasure chest and more.
Experience the opulence of America’s 19th century gilded age at the Lightner Museum. It was once the Hotel Alcazar and offers gorgeous displays of some of the most beautiful artifacts of that time period. You’ll see cut glass collections that include the work of Louis Tiffany and his stained glass pieces. Furniture, sculpture, paintings and numerous relics are displayed throughout the museum’s three floors.
An original colonial home, the Oldest Wooden School House dates back to the early 1700’s. You can take a tour of it and see up close how school life was during that era. There are artifacts and rare items inside, and a colonial kitchen and drinking well outside. Kids of all ages get a kick out of this – especially as they compare their own school to this one! Historic Churches.
There are several gorgeous and historic churches that you will enjoy touring in St. Augustine. The Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church is where Henry Flagler, his first wife and his daughter are buried in a mausoleum adjacent to the church. There’s also the Ancient City Baptist Church and the Grace United Methodist Church. All offer shelter from the heat and a magnificent view of intriguing architecture.
While nothing quite compares to the beaches in the ancient city, when you’re ready for a break, head to the many sights and attractions that are indoors. You’ll be cool and entertained!