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Plan your visit with our guide to local attractions in St. Augustine

Top 5 Attractions for All Ages

It happens. You have some down time but you, the teens and the little kids all have a different idea of fun. Fortunately, St. Augustine is home to attractions that appeal to all ages. The...

Save money at local attractions with Memberships

Membership has its privileges — and its rewards — here on Anastasia Island. There’s a lot of money to be saved, and it doesn’t matter if you are a full-time resident or a seasonal...

History of Lightner Museum

Like many of the buildings in St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum has a prominent place in history. Built in 1888 by Henry Flagler, it was once a concrete building known as the Alcazar Hotel. Unfortunately...

The Alligator Farm: From roadside attraction to accredited zoo

There’s Americana, then there’s Floridana. If it’s Floridana, there has to be oranges, palm trees and, of course, alligators involved. Part of that state image branding is thanks to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm...

Shipwrecked rudder returns to GTM Research Reserve

By CONTRIBUTED The Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) Research Reserve recently received an old ship rudder from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. “In 2005, this piece of shipwreck was uncovered on a Vilano Beach shore,...

History of Fort Matanzas

The year is 1748, and as the sun begins to rise it emits a powerful glow that radiates off the eastern side of a small, stone structure situated in the middle of nowhere. The...

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

14 St George St St Augustine, FL 32084 The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse is a wooden structure located at 14 St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida near the city gate. It is touted as being the...

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32080 904.829.0745 Hours: 9am-6pm | 7 Days a Week From the breathtaking views of the Nation’s Oldest City to the artifacts recovered from our ancestors’ vessels, the St. Augustine Lighthouse &...

Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1A S St Augustine, FL 32080 Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern...

Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum In 1887, railroad magnate Henry Flagler commissioned building designers Carrere and Hastings to construct the Hotel Alcazar in the Spanish Renaissance style. The opulent structure accommodated wealthy tourists for years before closing in 1932. Chicago...

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