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

Experience Florida's Smithsonian. Henry Flagler's former Alcazar Hotel holds 19th-century artifacts including natural history exhibits, Tiffany glass, a Victorian Village and antique mechanical...

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...

Visitor Center at Fort Mose Historic State Park
St. Augustine

The first free African settlement in North America and a premier site on the Florida Black Heritage trail. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed...

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

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has dedicated St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine to the memory of the survivors of the 1768 Turnbull New Smyrna Colony. The survivors had found solace in...

The 'Doctors Room'
St. Augustine

Recognized as one of the best preserved historic buildings in the city, this dwelling was renowned as an inn throughout the 19th century (c. 1798). The site features the area's only original...

St. Augustine

National monument, the Castillo de San Marcos, is the oldest masonry Fort in the United States and the only standing 17th century military construction. It is also one of two forts built of...

St. Augustine

The Governor's House Cultural Center & Museum   has hosted many visitors as the residence site for governors of both Spain and England during the colonial centuries; the Florida capital and a...

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

Potter's Wax Museum, the first wax museum in the U.S., is home to more than 160 different wax figures, including Potter's original collection-each one an authentic life-sized recreation of the men...

St. Augustine

The Oldest House Museum Complex is owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Admission to the Oldest House Museum Complex includes a guided tour of Florida's Oldest House, a ...