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Culture & History

Three Ways to Experience Culture During Your Vacation

St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the continental United States. There are 451 years of history to be discovered in St. Augustine, so it’s no wonder why the city is overflowing with a wealth of culture. Countless cultural... Read more

Gonzalez Alvarez House in St Augustine

Come See the Oldest House in Florida!

Among the seemingly endless list of historic attractions available for exploration in the “Ancient City,” St. Augustine is home to the oldest surviving Spanish colonial dwelling in Florida! Once believed to be the oldest home in America, the Gonzalez-Alvarez House... Read more

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Fort Menendez St. Augustine, Florida

Few American attractions take you right back to the beginning of European settlement. When explorers first landed in the country, Fort Menendez became one of their first creations. Now, you can see early European settlement in St. Augustine in all... Read more

Come See the Castillo de San Marcos — the Oldest Masonry Fort in the United States!

Located steps away from Matanzas River and the Historic District off of St. George Street, the Castillo de San Marcos is perhaps the most important piece of St. Augustine’s vibrant history, because without this fortress, the city would not have... Read more

See St. Augustine’s Spooky History Firsthand at the Old Jail!

Nestled in the Old Town Trolley depot just north of the downtown district and within walking distance of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, St. John’s County Jail (or the “Old Jail,” to the locals) is a fascinating part of St.... Read more

Llambias House St. Augustine, Florida

When you live in the nation’s oldest city, you get used to the fact that many of the buildings in the area can be centuries old. America, as everyone knows, became a nation in 1776, but St. Augustine has been... Read more

Historic Churches to Visit While in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a city with a long and storied past, being the nation’s oldest city.  Founded in 1565 by a Spanish admiral, St. Augustine has been around since long before the United States came into being.  Naturally, there have... Read more

A Few St. Augustine Historic Landmarks

With its great distinction as the oldest city (founded in 1565) in the U.S., St. Augustine, Florida is unique in its mix of Old World European charm and modern flavor. With 450 years of history under its belt, the city... Read more

Top 5 Must-Visit Historic Sites in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the oldest occupied settlement in the United States. Founded in 1565 by a Spanish admiral, it has continued to establish itself as a land of firsts. It has been home to the first ice company and the... 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

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