Sightseeing




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Historic Downtown
Colonial Quarter
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Experience the sights and sounds of a colonial Spanish town when you visit St. Augustine's Colonial Spanish Quarter, an exciting living history museum. Interpreters in period clothing illustrate what day-to-day life was like for Spanish soldiers...  Read More


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Airport - Ust


Originally the lavish Alcazar Hotel built by Henry Flagler in 1887, the Spanish Renaissance structure now houses the interesting Lightner Museum, which displays an eclectic mix of exhibits. Inside the ornate museum you'll find a varied...  Read More




Castillo de San Marcos is a 17th-century fort built to protect the settlement of St. Augustine. The fortress is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. Boasting 12-foot thick walls that are 33 feet high built of coquina (a local shell...  Read More


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Airport - Ust
Oldest Schoolhouse


Officially America's oldest institution of learning, this little wooden schoolhouse has stood the test of time and remains stationed near the historic city gates as a testament to colonial habitation. Built over 200 years ago of red cedar and...  Read More


Oldest House Museum Complex


The oldest house in the state has its home in St. Augustine. Occupied since the early 1600s, the site now houses a dwelling that dates to the early 1700s, a garden replete with plants common to early colonists, a museum featuring changing...  Read More


Fountain of Youth Discovery Park
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Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon heard from natives about a beautiful island of Bimini and set out to find it and possibly also a fountain that would yield eternal youth to those who drank from it. The Fountain of Youth Discovery Park marks the...  Read More




St. Augustine's first lighthouse was actually a watchtower built by the settlement's founder, Pedro Menendez, in 1565. Since that time the lighthouse has been rebuilt and additions made. Today it is a stunning black and white spiral structure...  Read More


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