History

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach

More than 450 years separate its past from its present, but nowhere is history more celebrated than in St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America. From the coquina walls of its forts and city gates to its brick-lined streets and lush, green park at the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s storied collection of historic sites, museums and homes pay tribute to all who influenced it.

Historic Sites & Attractions

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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...

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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

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...

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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

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

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

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 ...

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...

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ORIGINAL MUSEUM is at 19 San Marco Ave. The museum of oddities and curiosities opened here in 1950.
St. Augustine

For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed the original Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Experience the museum that has created a sensation worldwide. More than 800 exhibits of unusual,...

Front street view of Flagler College
St. Augustine

Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built in 1887 by Henry Flagler. Now a National Historical Landmark and home to Flagler College, take a tour through this fully ground floor...

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...

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