Things to do in St Augustine

St Augustine FL

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If your planning a vacation in St Augustine or just a get away weekend, there are so many famous and obscure sites to see we suggest to start planning early. With a city that's over 450 years old and a documented 14,000 years of Native history it would takes weeks to see everything in the city. We've put a few ideas together with some of the fun things to do in St Augustine.

Have fun exploring St Augustine History

The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery

Archives of the Old City - History Hunt is a unique way to explore the city in search of history. It offers famous and obscure sites to explore in a way that takes you back in time as you scavenger hunt your way around town. Souvenir Prizes included. Written by a licensed guide of St Augustine.

Time to enjoy approx 2-2.5 hours

www.the13keys.com

76 Spanish Street | 904-217-9164

St Augustine Visitor Center

Augustine Visitor Information Center - is mostly FREE (some exhibits have a fee) and has an amazing museum with changing exhibits and a collection of St Augustine history by St. Augustine Archaeological Association . The St Augustine Visitor Center has employees and licensed guides whom are really helpful and knowledgeable about the city and its rich history.

Time to enjoy approx 1-1.5 hours

www.citystaug.com/618/Visitor-Information-Center

10 S Castillo Drive | 904-825-1000

Castillio De San Marcos

Castillio De San Marcos - known as the St Augustine Fortis the oldest masonry fort in the Continental U.S. This 17th century structural marvel made of locally quarried coquina (a native shell-stone) was completed in 1695. Never taken by force, only by treaty is located on the Western shore of the beautiful Matanzas Bay. The Castillo de San Marcos is a must see with its amazing historical significance, and educational opportunities, but also a perfect spot for picnics and photos to remember! 

Time to enjoy approx (currently 2 hours)

www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

1 S Castillo Dr | Outside grounds are still available for FREE

St Augustine Lighthouse

St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum -  The St. Augustine Lighthouse completed in 1874, is a beacon that stands 165 feet above sea level, welcoming visitors from sea and land. St. Augustine's oldest remaining brick structure is still an active aid for navigation. The 219 steps to the top of the tower provide a breathtaking view of our area. Not feeling the climb? There are many experiences to enjoy on the Lighthouse grounds as well! The Keeper's house and grounds offer many exhibits about maritime history. Hungry? There is a World War II era themed "Gedunk" or Canteen to grab a bite called the Tin Pickle. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the St Augustine Lighthouse grounds, including the youngest of visitors with the shipyard playground. Looking for some haunted sites to enjoy? The St Augustine Lighthouse ghost scene is one of the most talked about haunted sites in Florida! 

Time to enjoy approx (currently 3-4 hours)

www.staugustinelighthouse.org/

81 Lighthouse Ave | 904-829-0745

Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum -  The Lightner Museum St Augustine is housed in the former 1888 Alcazar Hotel, constructed by Henry Flagler. This grand hotel shuttered its doors during the depression, and remained closed for 16 years, until Otto Curtis Lightner purchased this architectural gem in 1947 to house his Victorian Era collection of antiquities. Today the Lightner museum welcomes guests daily to explore it's five floors filled with artifacts and to enjoy the beautiful architecture including what once was the largest indoor swimming pool in the world, now the home of the Alcazar Cafe. The Lightner Museum wedding scene is a very popular choice among couples from all over as well, there are elegant ballrooms and even an onsite chapel.   (3-4 hours)

https://lightnermuseum.org/about/

75 King Street | 904-824-2874

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