Hispanic Heritage

St. Augustine

From the Fountain of Youth, which Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon legends are made of, to Castillo de San Marcos, the massive fortress which helped protect Spain's treasures, St. Augustine celebrates its Hispanic heritage. It's been more than 450 years since Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded the coastal town, and today visitors can revel in the culture thanks to attractions (some new, like the Colonial Quarter, but most centuries old), restaurants and events celebrating Spanish history.

Things to Do

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St. Augustine

Spanish Colonial Renaissance-style structure built in 1797 and reconstructed in the late 1880s.

The city of St. Augustine was founded and established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés...

Villa Zorayda Museum
St. Augustine

Explore a 19th century architectural masterpiece and its astounding art and antique collection while learning of the Villa's 133 year history. Originally built as a private home by Franklin W. ...

Maximo 15'3" Saltwater Crocodile
St. Augustine

Lush, tropical wildlife surrounds you. See every crocodilian species, the rare white alligator, exotic birds, reptiles and monkeys. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Located two miles...

St. Augustine

Climb 219 steps to the top of the 165-foot tower for a breathtaking view of historic downtown St. Augustine, the beaches, and the nation's oldest port. Discover St. Augustine's rich maritime...

St. Augustine

On this site in 1565, the Spanish killed 245 French Huguenots in a struggle over control of Florida. In 1742, the Spanish built Fort Matanzas here, a small-fortified watchtower that guarded the...

St. Augustine

On the grounds of the Florida National Guard compound, immediately south of St. Francis Barracks. Used as a burial ground since at least 1763, it is Florida's oldest national military cemetery....

The Woman's Exchange & Pena-Peck House
St. Augustine

Historic home, open for tours daily. Donations are expected and appreciated for the preservation of this historic home. For group tours, please call for rates and availability.  

Gift shop...

St. Augustine

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...

The front arch of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth welcomes you to the Park
St. Augustine

Visit America's First Colony! Founded by Pedro Menendez on THIS ACTUAL SITE 42 years before Jamestown and 55 years before Plymouth Rock, The Fountain of Youth is the first settlement area in our...

St. Augustine

Built in 1891, the Old Jail was designed to look like a fine hotel (it has a front porch, and it's pink!), but a real frontier-era jail inside. Henry Flagler located the Queen Anne-style building...

St. Augustine

Across from the Castillo de San Marcos. A burial place for Christian Indians in the 1700s and later for Spanish Catholics. The Cemetery is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 11:00 a.m....