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What’s Open in St. Augustine During Summer Holiday Weekends

St. Augustine trolley driving past old city gates

What’s Open in St. Augustine During Summer Holiday Weekends

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. Read on and find out what’s open with our list of what’s open during summer holidays in St. Augustine.

What’s Open Memorial Day Weekend in St. Augustine

Old Town Trolley

Experiencing all of St. Augustine is easy when you take the Old Town Trolley Tour this Memorial Day weekend. Our hop on, hop off tour allows you to linger as long as you wish at each stop, so you can order that heaping cup of hot coffee at the Blue Hen or spend as much time as you’d like feeding the koi at the Lightner. We have trolleys coming and going throughout the day, so you can see the sights at your own pace. Because we transport you to more than 100 points of interest, you’ll likely discover even more unique spots in the ancient city!

Old Town Trolley offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Ghosts & Gravestones

Open this Memorial Day weekend, learn the darkest secrets of America’s Oldest City aboard a Ghosts & Gravestones tour. Take in the cool breeze of the night as you journey to St. Augustine’s most haunted sites, including the Old Jail, Old Drug Store and Potter’s Wax Museum. As your Ghost Hosts usher you through the darkly lit streets, you’ll hear the stories of Sheriff Perry, Henry Flagler, Judge John Stickney and the city’s other infamous ghosts. Keep your senses alert, you never know when a ghost story will come to life.

Ghosts & Gravestones offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

saint augustine ghost tours

Old Jail

One of Henry Flagler’s structures, the Old Jail served as the city’s prison from 1891 through 1953. In order to ensure that the guests at his new hotel, the opulent Ponce de Leon, felt safe, Flagler built the jail to look like anything but a prison. With its Romanesque Revival architecture, the building looked more like an elegant Victorian home than a place of incarceration. While it was active, the Old Jail housed some of the city’s most violent and dangerous criminals, and was known for its harsh, sometimes brutal practices. Open Memorial day weekend, tours of the facility are led by costumed actors and provide a close up look at the men’s and women’s cells, the Sheriff and his family’s living quarters (adjacent to the prisoners), the gallows and a collection of weapons.

Old Jail offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

interior shot of the Old Jail featuring open cells with beds and a picnic table

Oldest Store

A look around St. Augustine’s Oldest Store Museum this Memorial Day weekend reveals a panoply of odd tchotchkes, rusty and weathered cans, medicine bottles, and a treasure trove of goods and hardware from a bygone era.

Oldest Store offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

st augustine oldest store museum

What’s Open 4th of July Weekend in St. Augustine

Old Town Trolley

Open 4th of July weekend, take a ride on the Old Town Trolley! It’s the most popular sightseeing tour and shows you more than 100 different points of interest. The tour is led and narrated by hometown folks who not only live in St. Augustine, they’re also history experts. So while you’re traveling throughout the city, you’ll be treated to funny stories and really interesting facts about the famous and infamous people and places that have shaped the city. You’ll see the Spanish Quarter, the Oldest Wooden School House, the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, Grace United Methodist Church, the Castillo de San Marcos, St. George Street and so many more things to do with family. Get off, get back on or hang out at any of the 23 stops as long as you want. Trolleys come along all day so take your time enjoying all the St. Augustine attractions.

Old Town Trolley offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

St. Augustine old town trolley driving past a canopy of oak trees

Ghosts & Gravestones

All weekend explore the haunted past of St. Augustine, open 4th of July. On the Ghosts & Gravestones tour you will pass by some of the scariest and most sacred sites including the Huguenot Cemetery, the final resting place of the victims of yellow fever…or was it final? Some visitors to the burial grounds have reported seeing eerie apparitions and translucent orbs floating about.

Ghosts & Gravestones offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Old Jail

Built by Henry Flagler in 1891, it was designed to look like one of his fine hotels and is one of the few surviving 19th century jails. Prisoners were incarcerated here for more than 60 years. Take a guided tour led by an expert Deputy and step inside the men and women’s tiny cement cells – kids and adults alike are fascinated by how small the cells are. You can also see the living quarters of the Sheriff and his family; they lived right upstairs from the prisoners! There’s a collection of weapons that were used in actual crimes on display and is open 4th of July weekend.

Old Jail offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

exterior shot of St. Augustine Old Jail and in the foreground is a statue of Sheriff Joe Perry sitting on a bench holding a shot gun with the words 'Sheriff Joe Perry, 1889 1897 / 1901 1919' painted on the bench

Oldest Store

Open 4th of July weekend, walking amongst all these vintage wears is like being on an expedition through time. Watch in amazement as our friendly clerks, butcher and Snake Oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn-of-the-century living. Get to know the latest and best time-saving miracles from the rockin’ 1900s!

Oldest Store offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

interior of oldest store museum featuring old bikes, barrels, portraits, trunks and may more items

What’s Open Labor Day Weekend in St. Augustine

Old Town Trolley

Open on Labor Day weekend, this attraction is a great way to see all the sights, take a seat on the orange and green trolley. The trolley will stop at more than 100 points of interest including the Castillo de San Marcos, the Old Jail, the Lightner Museum, Flagler College, Potter’s Wax Museum, the Tolomato Cemetery, the Spanish Quarter and much more. You’ll have a chance to get off and spend as much time as you wish at any of the stops, so enjoy a delicious lunch, take a carriage ride and shop for souvenirs on historic St. George Street. Old Town Trolley’s hometown conductors will entertain and enlighten you as they share fascinating information about all the people and places that have shaped the city.

Old Town Trolley offers Labor Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

St. Augustine trolley driving past old city gates

Ghosts & Gravestones

Explore St. Augustine’s darker side this Labor day weekend aboard the city’s only “frightseeing” ghost tour and let our Ghost Host be your guide. Face your fears in Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors and then ENTER the Town’s most haunted building, the “Old Jail,” for an up close and personal encounter. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour!

Ghosts & Gravestones offers Labor day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Night time picture of St. Augustine ghost trolley in front of the Old Jail and a Round logo that reads USA Today 10 BEST READERS' CHOICE 2019' and around logo, the words 'BEST GHOST TOUR, #5 - GHOSTS & GRAVESTONES TOUR'

Old Jail

The Old Jail is open Labor Day weekend, includes guided tours by deputies and inmates. Guests can visit the cells, maximum-security area, and a large collection of guns used in actual crimes.

Old Jail offers Labor day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

picture showing family of five smiling and standing behind bars inside a cell at the Old Jail Museum

Oldest Store

Join us for a fun adventure to the past this Labor Day weekend, there is so much to catch the eye like steam-driven tractors, tonics, worm syrup, guns, bikes, dry goods, clothing, farming equipment, wagons and a whole array of gizmos and eccentric gadgets that captured the imaginations of the folks living in an America whose greatness in innovation was in its infancy!

Oldest Store offers Labor day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Rare artifacts in the Oldest Store of St. Augustine

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