Culture & History

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The Basilica Cathedral in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is old. But how old? The city was founded in September of 1565, beating many other classic American towns and cities by over a century. St. Augustine has earned the nickname of the “Ancient City,” and it shows... Read more

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July 4th Events in St. Augustine

With centuries of American history wrapped into the city, you couldn’t find a more accomplished and inspiring place to celebrate Independence Day. Stay at beachfront vacation rentals on St. Augustine for a weekend, week, or the whole summer season, and enjoy... Read more

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Top 5 Pubs in St. Augustine

It’s time to knock back a beer, enjoy some folksy Irish jams, and get treated just rudely enough to make it charming. Yes, it’s an Irish pub, and few coastal cities do them better than St. Augustine. St. Augustine is... Read more

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St. Augustine’s Top 3 Restaurant Trivia Nights

Can trivia be considered a cultural phenomenon? For the people craving a little testing of their knowledge of random facts, trivia represents an opportunity to boast and win prizes. Do you know the name of the last AC/DC album featuring... Read more

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Top 5 Family Friendly Attractions in St. Augustine

St. Augustine has many family attractions for you to immerse yourself into. Below are five fantastic and essential places to see for you and the whole family to experience on your next visit to the ancient city. Pirate Museum Location:... Read more

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St. Augustine’s Cultural Heritage

St. Augustine is known as The Ancient City and is regarded as the country’s oldest continually settled city. Founded in 1565, a full 42 years before the British Jamestown settlement, Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles and a crew of Spanish... Read more

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Experience the Wonder of the St. Augustine Lighthouse

The St. Augustine Lighthouse is a beautiful and still-active lighthouse located in St. Augustine, Florida. Standing at the north end of Anastasia Island, this landmark has been a notable attraction in the community since 1874 and is actually the most... Read more

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Originally designated as a United States National Monument on October 15, 1924, the Fort Matanzas National Monument consists of a 1740 Spanish fort called Fort Matanzas as well as 100 acres of salt marsh along the Matanzas River. This national... Read more

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Mission of Nombre de Dios St Augustine

A visit to any historic church in any city can be a divine experience that leaves you feeling peaceful and renewed, but a visit to a St. Augustine church can bring you to the next level, especially when that church... Read more

The O’Reilly House Museum

Constructed in 1691, with portions of the building having been in existence since 1565, the O’Reilly House, officially known as the Father Miguel O’Reilly House Museum, is truly one of St. Augustine’s treasures. Covered in a yellow stucco accented by... Read more

The Ocean Gallery Resort Rentals

4600 Highway A1A South,
St. Augustine, Florida USA 32080

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