Culture & History

overhead view of st augustine

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...

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St. Augustine lighthouse

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...

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fort matanzas in st augustine

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...

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The O’Reilly House Museum

Constructed in 1691, with portions of the building 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 greenwood, this...

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Spanish Military Hospital Museum St. Augustine

Military buffs in particular always enjoy a tour of the Spanish Military Hospital Museum, but its charms are not limited to that demographic. People of all ages and interests always seem to find a good time here. This authentic reconstruction...

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Trinity Parish St. Augustine, Florida

There are countless structures and landmarks throughout St. Augustine that have been a staple of the community for almost half of a millennium. These features are true testaments to the rich history of the city. The Trinity Episcopal Parish in...

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Fort Mose State Park

Fort Mose Historic State Park

An enthralling mix of history and the great outdoors awaits at Fort Mose Historic State Park. The site of a free-slave settlement from the 1700s, Fort Mose works to preserve the history that unfolded on its land as well as...

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A Guide to the Villa Zorayda St. Augustine

The Villa Zorayda is hard to miss. On your way downtown, you may spot a colorful and vibrant castle at 83 King St. The illuminating and majestic Villa Zorayda is a time capsule of an era of extravagance and magic...

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Experience Haunted History at the Ximenez Fatio House

If you’re a history enthusiast with an interest in the supernatural or just someone in search of a unique and spine-tingling adventure, you’ve stumbled upon an extraordinary destination in the Nation’s Oldest City. In this article, we are delving into...

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