Museums, Historic Sites, Educational

In St. Augustine, history is everywhere. You can't be North America's oldest continuously occupied city without it! That's why we are home to numerous museums, historical parks, and historical sites.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

Nowhere else in all of Florida can you get the views that you get when you climb all 219 steps of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The grounds also feature the old 1876 Keeper`s House, beautiful nature walks, and fascinating shipwreck finds!
Location: 81 Lighthouse Ave, St Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 829-0745
Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum

Opened as a museum by Otto Lightner in 1948, The Lightner Museum is home to many "Golden Age of America" works of art and various curios. The building itself is a piece of art, commissioned by Henry M. Flager as The Hotel Alcazar in 1887. This place is a must see for art lovers and architecture appreciators alike!
Location: 75 King Street, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-2874
Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

St. Augustine is like a treasure trove of history, and its crowning jewel is Castillo de San Marcos. The Castle, or The Old Fort as some locals put it, is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States! Make sure to come out on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday when reenactors and Park Rangers demonstrate colonial Spanish era weaponry, including live cannon fire!
Location: 1 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-6506
Ripley`s Believe it or Not!

Ripley`s Believe it or Not!

If you have an appreciation for the more absurd things in life, then you`ll find yourself right at home at Ripley`s Believe it... or Not! The St. Augustine location is also home to the Red Train Tours, a sort of hop-on, hop-off trolley that is considered to be the most convenient way of getting around St. Augustine without having to worry about parking.
Location: 19 San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-1606
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Discover the Golden Age of piracy at the Pirate & Treasure Museum! Find out how St. Augustine was connected to piracy and view real pirate treasure! Invoke the feeling of adventure that pirates awaken in us all!
Location: 12 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (877) 467-5863
Fort Mose

Fort Mose

Fort Mose, (pronounced moh-SAY) was the first free community of ex-slaves, founded more than a century before the Emancipation Proclamation. Sadly, nothing exists of the fort today, but you can visit the site and see the many archaeological finds and historical information in the visitor center, and take in the beautiful trails.
Location: 15 Fort Mose Trail, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 823-2232
Ponce de Leon`s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Ponce de Leon`s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Once considered hokey by the locals, Ponce de Leon`s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park has evolved into quite the must see! Get important insight on not just the lives of the Colonial Spanish, but the native Timucua as well. Make sure to check out the Navigators` Planetarium, and say "hi!" to the peacocks!
Location: 11 Magnolia Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-3168
Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

Celebrate Black History at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Once there you can find such things as the piano Ray Charles used during his time at the nearby Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, and artifacts from Martin Luther King Jr.`s time in St. Augustine and Lincolnville. Discover what role Lincolnville played in the Civil Rights Movement!
Location: 102 M L King Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-1191
Wolf`s Museum Of Mystery

Wolf`s Museum Of Mystery

At Wolf`s Museum of Mystery uncover the eccentric, the outlandish, and the bizarre! See an entire room dedicated to Lizzie Borden, a bath owned by Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a Cannibal Kitchen, and the list goes on. You can even rent out their (possibly haunted) second floor for a horror movie night! Not intended for younger audiences.
Location: 46 Charlotte St, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 342-8377
The Colonial Corner

The Colonial Corner

Climb a 35 foot, 17th centurary wachtower, take part in a musket drill, or visit the local blacksmith! The Colonial Quarter is a tad more "hands on" than other local attractions, and features two restaurants: the British style Bull & Crown Publick House and the Spanish style Taberna del Caballo. Pet friendly and conveniently located on St. George Street!
Location: 33 St George St, St Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 342-2857