Don’t Miss A Thing! St. Augustine
Don’t Miss A Thing! St. Augustine
Don’t Miss a Thing!
Explore… beyond the beach. St. Augustine, Florida.
Take a short drive, soak up some sun & local history.
St. Augustine is an hour north. Truly special, it is the oldest continuously occupied city in the US. The bricks, the buildings, the statues will all take you back in time. Flagler College Tours showcase days gone by. Churches with fascinating histories are on many corners of this old city. Shopping on Aviles St. and St. George St., you are sure to find quality souvenirs to bring home. Visitors Center: 904-825-1000
Located in St. Augustine’s Historic District, Aviles Street is the oldest public street in the country. In the 16th century, it was known as Hospital Street, because it was the location of a Spanish Military Hospital. Those entering under the stone archway today will find a thriving arts district- with art galleries, jewelry, handmade leather goods, boutiques, and antique shops; historic buildings and museums as well as a few restaurants and caféslining the street.
Take a step back in time and explore the Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark built by Henry Flagler in 1888, now home to Flagler College. It is considered an example of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was the most exclusive resort of its day. Guided tours daily from the Rotunda of the College. Tours daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission: Adults- $10 to $12, Children under 10 accompanied by paying adult- Free. 74 King St., St. Augustine, FL., 904-819-6400
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Established in 1738, Fort Mose was the first free black settlement in in the United States. Today, visitors will find a 40-acre waterfront historic site that offers picnic areas, an observation and birding boardwalk, a kayak launch boardwalk. The Visitor Center is open for the complete story Thursday – Monday $2 admission and the grounds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., FREE. 15 Fort Mose Trl., St. Augustine, FL., 904-823-2232
Lady of Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios
On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed in St. Augustine and proclaimed this site for Spain and the Church. He named this site Nombre de Dios, which means, Name of God. A few points of interest: Prince of Peace Church, the Father Lopez Statue, the Great Cross, the Mission Plaque, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche, and Our Lady of La Leche Shrine, and the Rustic Altar. 27 Ocean Ave.,
St. Augustine, FL., 904-824-2809
Peña-Peck House – Woman’s Exchange
A historic house museum, built circa 1750 of native coquina, for the Royal Spanish Treasurer, Juan Estevan de Peña. Several prominent Spanish, British & American families called this estate their home. Now, 19th century art & antique furnishings fill the estate, beautifully maintained by The Women’s Exchange of St. Augustine. Tour Hours: Sun. – Fri., 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Donations accepted. Shop Hours: Mon. – Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. 143 St. George St., St Augustine, FL., 904-829-5064
Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Visit America’s First Colony®, the actual site where Menendez established St. Augustine in 1565. Drink from Ponce de Leon’s Spring of Eternal Hope, watch a cannon firing, hear the sizzle of their blacksmith, and learn of the Timucua who lived here before the Spanish landed. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Free parking with your admission. Pet friendly. 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL, 904-829-3168
San Sebastian Winery
San Sebastian Winery offers complimentary tours and tasting of award winning wines seven days a week. Discover the art of winemaking via audiovisual presentation and guided tour at Florida’s second largest winery. The wine shop carries an assortment of San Sebastian wine, gourmet food items and gift baskets that make wonderful gifts. 157 King St., St. Augustine, FL., 904-826-1594
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
This Spanish Period Military Hospital offers daily tours and presentations on Historical Spanish Medical Practices. You can watch a virtual surgery or see how the Apothecary creates medicines and learn how colonial herbs led to the some of the medicines we use today. Tickets: Adults- $9, Seniors- $8, Children ages 5 to 12- $4.50, Children under 5 are FREE. Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except Christmas Day. 3 Aviles St., St. Augustine, FL., 904-342-7730
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
This light station is an active, working lighthouse in St. Augustine. You can explore shipwreck artifacts, museum exhibits and there is a fun shipyard play area for kids! Guided archaeological, educational and paranormal tours are available. The lighthouse is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine, FL., 904-829-0745
St. George Street
Guests love to stroll this popular, pedestrian only street in search of anything and everything from souvenirs, to candy, to artisan stores over to amazing restaurants. Shops, restaurants, museums & history- all in one place. What’s not to like?
Make sure you also check out side streets like Hypolita St. and Cuna St. They offer even more chances for shopping and delicious bites to eat. Be advised- these streets are open to cars, so keep an eye out.
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