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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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...

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,...

Old Jail Cell
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

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....

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

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...

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

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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