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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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11 Magnolia Ave. • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine FL

The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.

We commemorate the founding of Florida in 1513 by Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon and his search for the Legendary Fountain of Youth. We celebrate the Birthplace of Our Nation in 1565 and we invite you to explore it all!

This is the location where Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, in 1565, established the first and oldest continuous Europeon Settlement in the United States of America.

A wonderful time awaits you at the Fountain of Youth. Visitors can:
•See the stars in our Planetarium,
•Visit our Native Timucua Village,
•Watch a Cannon firing,
•Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two-story high Discovery Globe,
•Learn about the Birthplace of European America,
•Stroll through a waterfront park where peacocks strut and shady oaks beckon you to stay,
•Visit the snack bar, picnic under the oaks,
•You can even drink from the legendary waters and see if your visit grants you the secret to eternal youth.

We welcome families and couples, corporate retreats and wedding parties. We have the area to handle groups and are prepared to make you, the visitor, feel as if you are an integral part of our beautiful park. If you are planning a family reunion or other gathering, consider using this inviting setting to make the special day a success.

This is where Florida and America's History all began!

The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565.


Over the last 100 years, many thousands of guests have visited The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in order to sip the world famous waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits.

See the stars in our Planetarium. Visit our Native Timucua Village. Watch a Cannon firing. Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two story high Discovery Globe. Learn about the Birthplace of European America.

Our ample parking is free and we are a pet friendly attraction. Don't forget to feed the peacocks and squirrels! See you soon.

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Lightner Museum

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75 King Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Lightner Museum in St. Augustine FL

Enjoy wandering through the museum's setting — the former Hotel Alcazar, built in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style. Railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler commissioned architects Carrere and Hastings to design the Alcazar and the Ponce de Leon Hotel (across the street). The two young architects later designed the New York Public Library and the U.S. Senate office building. After years of accommodating vacationing wealthy patrons, the elegant resort hotel closed.

Chicago publisher, Otto C. Lightner, purchased the building to house his extensive collection of Victoriana in 1946 and opened the museum two years later.

He gave the museum to the city of St. Augustine. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Antique mechanical musical demonstrations are offered twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Scavenger hunts are available for children.

The Lightner Museum is located in historic downtown St. Augustine, Florida. It is 20 minutes from I-95, one hour from Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, and two hours from Disney World, Epcot Center and Cape Canaveral. The museum is handicapped and wheelchair accessible.

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9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily
Last Admission: 4:00 p.m.
(closed Christmas Day)

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St. Augustine History Museum

Historic Tours of America • Old Jail,167 San Marco Avenue • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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St. Augustine History Museum in St. Augustine FL

A combination of historical displays and private collections bring over 400 years of Florida history to life. The museum features displays of the various countries that ruled over St. Augustine: England, Spain, and France. Guests can visit our Spanish sunken treasure room, a Timucan Indian Village and our Florida Cracker trading post.

Join us as we explore how St. Augustine and Florida grew and prospered under Spanish, British, French and American rule. Experience the building of Flagler's Railroad that started in St. Augustine and went 128 miles out to sea to Key West. From the Indians to the Spanish Galleons and Pirates to the Revolutionary War, you will find Florida's history a fascinating story.

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Savory Faire Food Tour

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Tour St. Augustine • 4 Granada St. • St. Augustine , FL 32804

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Savory Faire Food Tour  in St. Augustine  FL

Eat, Drink and taste your way through St. Augustine's delicious historic culinary influences on the original award-winning Savory Faire Food Tour!

This three hour VIP tasting adventure will indulge your senses at renowned restaurants and unique eateries. Spend the afternoon exploring quaint downtown alleys and taking in all the sights, from Tapas to desserts. Your City Walks Culinary Guide explains how certain foods made their way to the New World and played a role in shaping the foodie scene here in the nation's oldest city. Enjoy the historic district's best hot-spots for food, friends and fun! You'll be presented with a special selection from the chef created specifically just for your tour at each place we visit. There's simply NO better way to experience Saint Augustine and all of its cultural flavors. Come hungry, this excursion definitely replaces a meal- or two!

You'll also receive a special heritage recipe gift card set as well as some other goodies along the way. St. Augustine's premier tasting experience departs daily at 1:30pm.

*Add a wine package for $19 and you'll receive 4 full size glasses of premium, hand-selected boutique wines at various stops during your tour. All wines have been perfectly paired by the chefs at each stop to compliment your cuisine. We highly recommend this delectable option- we've priced it separately for convenience of choice to our guests. You may also substitute draft beers if you'd prefer, just let us know when you book. Wine pairing upgrades are paid for upon check-in, no advance reservations are required.

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St. Augustine Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Historic Tours of America • 167 San Marco Ave. • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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St. Augustine Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour in St. Augustine FL

Sit back as our talented Old Town Trolley conductors share the history, attractions and sights of America's oldest city. Founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, St. Augustine is a unique city filled with colonial Spanish neighborhoods, magnificent buildings and a charm all its own. The "80 minute tour" features 23 stops and over 100 points of interest.

Tour Highlights:
Include a 3 Day Pass.
Unlimited use of the Old Town Trolley and St Augustine Beach Bus.
Free admission to the St. Augustine History Museum
"On and Off" privileges at all conveniently located stops.
A 100% Money Back Guarantee!!!
No reservation date needed - Hop on, Hop off

See and Visit... Fountain of Youth, Lightner Museum, Castillo de San Marcos, Ripley's "Believe it or Not", Flagler College, St. George Street, St Augustine's Oldest House, St. Augustine History Museum, the Old Jail and much more!

Tour at your own pace! Old Town Trolley Tours allows you to get off at any of our convenient stops situated close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants. When you're ready, just re-board and it's on with the tour.

Additionally, the Old Town Trolley pass is good for admission to the St. Augustine History Museum , and the St. Augustine Beach Bus with hourly shuttle service to St. Augustine Beach, Anastasia Island, and Downtown St. Augustine.

Best of all... Your Old Town Trolley pass is good for 3 consecutive days of unlimited use!

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Fort Menendez At Old Florida Museum

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259 San Marco Avenue • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Fort Menendez At Old Florida Museum in St. Augustine FL

At Old Florida Museum in historic downtown St. Augustine you are introduced to a one of a kind opportunity to travel back in time to 1585 and participate in the day to day adventures of Spaniards and Native Americans.

This museum is the only museum in the oldest city in the nation where you can have hands on fun with the tools and games. Such tools and games are making your own Spanish candles, earning ducados(coins) to use in our store of treasures, making your own Native American jewelry and even adorning war face paint and tattoos.

Old Florida Museum is a unique, family friendly, experience where history comes to life for individuals of all ages. Children and adults alike will be taken on a one of a kind journey into the lives of famous explorers and Timucuan Chiefs such as Pedro Menendez and Sacherwiwa.

There is no other place in St. Augustine that is as hands on, interactive, and entertaining! Having FUN is our top priority here at Old Florida Museum, so come on down and experience history in a way you never have before!

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Potter's Wax Museum

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Historic Tours of America • 31 Orange St. • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine FL

America's first wax museum, Potter's has been delighting guests since 1949. Potter's Wax Museum hosts one of the most unique collections of wax figures from celebrities, sports stars, people in the news and modern day historic figures. George L. Potter contracted with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create original one of a kind figures for his museum. Artists and craftsmen spent a great deal of time researching the process before creating these incredible lifelike figures. Each part of the figure is custom-tailored, using real hair and placed onto the figure a single strand at a time. Even the costumes are designed by one of the greatest in the industry.

Stand next to Tiger Woods, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elvis and Harry Potter. Take your picture with Angelina Jolie, Michael Jordan and Brittany Spears. See Princess Diana, Ponce de Leon and many of Potter's original figures. The collection was created in 1947 and 1948 making them some of the oldest most valuable collections in the United States.

Get face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous and prominent people. A visit to Potter’s Wax Museum provides an up close and personal look at nearly 170 different wax sculptures of Presidents, Kings, explorers, movie stars, artists, authors and more. The life-size wax figures are astoundingly real-looking and as you tour through you can learn interesting facts about the folks you are viewing. Potter’s Wax Museum has been captivating guests for 50 years and is the first museum of its kind in Florida.

Experience this unique museum of Potter's original collection and the newer, most recent figures from Hollywood's most elite entertainers.


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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

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Tour St. Augustine • 4 Granada St. • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder in St. Augustine FL

The History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder Tour isn't just another ghost tour. During this small group tour, you'll be told the true "darker" history of St. Augustine - everything from strange burial customs to diseases and murders.

Come along with us into the darkest corners of St. Augustine's sinister past – the darker side of her history, the gore, the gruesome, the whispered tales of the unfortunate.

You'll hear stories of the horrific yellow fever epidemic, the mayhem and murderous stories of pirate sackings and Indian massacres, unsolved brutal murders, the great fire of 1914, and MORE!

If you're looking for a tour where they make up stories just to scare you, this is not a tour for you. This tour gives you the true history of St. Augustine.

This tour is led by a licensed St. Augustine tour guide.

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St. Augustine Old Jail

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Historic Tours of America • 167 San Marco Ave • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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St. Augustine Old Jail in St. Augustine FL

Home to prisoners for over 60 years, the Old Jail in St. Augustine looks more like a resort than a maximum-security facility. The original structure was built in 1891 by Henry Flagler, and although it has been restored and renovated throughout the years, it looks very much the way it did when it opened over a century ago.
Today, visitors to the Old Jail can take a guided tour, learn about the many prisoners and practices that took place here and see where the Sheriff and his wife and family lived— adjacent to where the prisoners were housed.

Meet Sheriff Joe Perry who had a reputation as being a harsh and strict warden – one of the toughest in the South. Walk through the men’s and women’s cells and see where executions took place in the gallows. Discover the history behind judicial practices in the 19th century and see an array of weapons and artifacts.

Adults and children are thoroughly entertained by our costumed actors who portray deputies from the early days and everyone gets a chance to try and escape! The Old Jail is one of just a few prisons of its kind still standing and makes for a great sightseeing and history adventure.

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St. Augustine Creepy Crawl

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Tour St. Augustine • 4 Granada Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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St. Augustine Creepy Crawl in St. Augustine FL

Like Spirits with your Spirits? Prefer your pub crawls to be on the darker side? Then join the nightly Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tour… if you dare!

Many of the bars and taverns of St. Augustine have actually had numerous paranormal occurrences. We've partnered with the city's ORIGINAL Ghost Tours of St. Augustine Inc. to bring you this adventure. Your City Walks ghost-hunting guide will lead you on a spine-tingling crawl to not only enjoy drinks and local lore, but also explore the bizarre tales of various haunts along the way. Search for the ghosts & legends of Saint Augustine while learning about methods used by professional ‘ghost hunters’ and even do an investigation of your own!

Decades of paranormal research by Ghost Tours of St. Augustine Inc. has been unearthed from old libraries, church documents, historic diaries and personal interviews. Learn to use EMF meters & professional ghost-hunting equipment which is provided to you and included in your ticket. Your first drink is included on us, and then receive special City Walks discounts and drink specials at each of the haunted pubs visited along the way.

You may also purchase your very own EMF meters if you wish at our Tour St. Augustine Inc. shop on 4 Granada Street prior to your tour, with special discounts for tour guests. (Note: Creepy Crawls depart from Al's Pizza, located directly across from the City Gates north St. George Street- not from our Granada Street office)

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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

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3 Aviles Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Spanish Military Hospital Museum in St. Augustine FL

Travel back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital, where the doctor is always in. Discover untold history as fully guided tours take you back to the Colonial Spanish days of medicine, and the medical practices of the day.

Watch as our skilled surgeons perform surgical demonstrations.Learn how medicines were made in the day using the plants, herbs and spices grown in the gardens with our apothecary demonstrations. Stop in, see our museum collection of antique surgical instruments, and "leech" some knowledge from our experienced guides. Here, you can experience a tapestry of medicine- uncover how Spanish physicians wove together knowledge from Europe and Africa to achieve an astonishing survival rate.

Visit our apothecary's garden and appreciate herbs which are still used in medicines today.

A journey of discovery for the whole family!

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Villa Zorayda Museum

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83 King Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Villa Zorayda Museum in St. Augustine FL

After several years of historical renovation, the Villa Zorayda with its collection of unique antiquities is a must see on your visit to our nations oldest city!

Closed for several years the Villa Zorayda Museum has undergone an extensive renovation and is once again open to the public as a museum. On the National Register of Historic Places it was built in 1883 as the winter residence of Franklin Smith utilizing his method of construction of poured concrete and crushed coquina shell. It is built 1/10th the scale of a section of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. This building set a precedence for St. Augustine and began the Moorish Spanish revival of architecture that is seen throughout the city today. In 1904 it became the Zorayda Club.

On display for the first time ever is the custom made bone china made exclusively for the Zorayda Club. In 1913 it was purchased by Abraham S. Mussallem, an authority on Oriental rugs, fine arts and Egyptian artifacts. In 1922 it became one of the most fashionable places for casino gambling. In the mid 1930's it was opened as a museum featuring the priceless antique collections of both Franklin Smith and A.S. Mussallem which are still on display today. The 45-60 minute tour gives an in depth look at the historical significance of the building to the City of St. Augustine, the magnificent architecture as well as descriptions of the many exquisite pieces you will see. On display is the "Sacred Cat Rug" over 2400 years old and made from the hairs of ancient cats that roamed the Nile River. Taken from a pyramid in Egypt it is said to possess a curse for anyone that walks on it!

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Visitors will be taken to rarely seen areas of the museum where we will give an explanation of what the area was used for in the past and what future plans may be coming. Highlight of the tour is the never seen before "Tower of the Princesses" located on the third floor which was a bedroom in the original house and where time has virtually stood still. *Stairs are steep and narrow and visitors must be in good physical condition to make the climb. Approximate time will be about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Oldest Store Museum

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Historic Tours of America • 167 San Marco Avenue • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Oldest Store Museum in St. Augustine FL

Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn of the century living. Items such as a goat-powered washing machine and a gas powered iron! Its truly like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908.
Meet the proprietor: Mr. C.F. Hamblen and watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn of the century living.

The local actors/storytellers make this tour even more entertaining by providing history and humor all rolled into one. They are recognized for their ability to captivate and entertain guests, as they share a common enthusiasm for history and talent to amuse folks.

Visit the Oldest Store in St. Augustine with its impressive 100,000 items such as:
-Steam Driven Tractor bullet Tonics & Elixers
-Farm Equipment bullet Health Underwear
-Worm Syrup bullet Corn Sheller
-Collars & Corsets bullet Guns & Ammunition
-Grain Thresher bullet Goat Powered Washing Machine
-Bikes & Trikes bullet Gossip
-And So Much More

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

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Ripley's St. Augustine • 19 San Marco Ave. • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine FL

Ripley's St. Augustine is the first & Oldest Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium!

Although Robert Ripley was a frequent visitor to St. Augustine and stayed in the building often, he did not create the museum. He died in 1949 and a year after his death, the Castle Warden was purchased to be the ideal, uniquely glamorous building to house his collections.

Collections that include real shrunken human heads, rosaries made of human bone, and a drum kit featuring two human skulls fused together and covered with human skin. Those and 800 other unique exhibits, artifacts, artwork and so much more await you and your family inside the museum right here in St. Augustine!

NOTE: In order to board the Ghost Train you must present your voucher and Photo ID at the Ripley’s Ghost Parlor at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. Be sure to bring along a digital camera and any other recording gear you wish.

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Historic Pub Crawl

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Tour St. Augustine • 4 Granada Street • St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Historic Pub Crawl in St. Augustine FL

The ORIGINAL, WORLD FAMOUS ST. AUGUSTINE PUB CRAWL that started it all! Visit the city’s most charming taverns with your fun City Walks Pub Scout, where you’ll experience a slice of authentic local Saint Augustine culture. Enjoy tales of the city's history mixed with traditional ‘pub lore’ of eras gone by, from around the world.

Explore some unique points of interest as your guide explains their significance and even engage in a few drinking games along the way. This is definitely more of a "high end" pub crawl where you will learn about the finer beers featured at local establishments while exploring the city's rich past. Find out how beer is made, what goes into serving it, how to distinguish the different types of beer and the role that breweries have played in history.

There's no better way to "Drink up the history of St. Augustine" with your new friends than on this one-of-a-kind 2.5 hour adventure departing downtown every Saturday at 5:30pm. Premium beers, ales, wines and sangria (and some snacks) are included on this tour at each of the quaint watering spots visited.

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