Culture & History

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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...

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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...

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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 Historic State Park

Just outside of St. Augustine, Florida lies one of the most important historical sites in America. The Fort Mose Historical Society is the very first free community of former slaves. Having been founded in 1783 and called, “Gracia Real de...

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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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St. augustine places to see

Ximenez Fatio House

This amazing historic home has been well preserved since 1798 where it was originally built as a merchant’s home and a place of business within the community. In later years, the home became known in the community as “Miss Fatio’s,”...

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St. Augustine attraction Lightner Museum

Relive America’s Gilded Age at the Lightner Museum!

Located within walking distance of Flagler College and the Historic District of downtown St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum houses one of the finest collections of art and historical exhibits from America’s Gilded Age during the 19th-century. Commissioned by railroad tycoon...

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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

Florida’s Oldest Catholic Church Located just a short walk away from the St. Augustine Old Town Trolley Station and St. George Street, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the city’s oldest Catholic church, and acts as the seat of...

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