See the best of St Augustine during your visit to the Nation’s oldest city. There are dozens of touring opportunities and self-guided adventures to take in this town. The rich history of this ancient city is evident in the historical attractions you’ll encounter here, but you’ll want to prioritize some of the must-see historic places if you’re only visiting St Augustine for vacation!
St Augustine Land and Sea Tours offers the best experiences of the historic district in St Augustine. Not only do they offer walking tours so you can stroll through this historic city, but there are plenty of other touring opportunities available to save your feet and time on your trip.
Hop on a golf cart tour to save your feet from walking through the city, and enjoy our detailed guided tours through this stunning city. Your professional guide will tell you the tales of this historic city as the balmy breeze blows through your hair while you sit back and relax.
1) Visit The Oldest House In Florida
As you stroll down the main drag of Saint Augustine, St George Street, you’ll find The Oldest House Museum Complex! This old structure is owned and operated by the St Augustine Historic Society, and admission to the home will give you the following access:
Tour the house
Visit the Webb Museum
See the Ornamental Gardens
Access to A Rotating Exhibit Gallery
The Oldest House Museum Complex is also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House and is the oldest surviving home from the first Spanish colonial period. This complex is now regarded as a historic landmark in St Augustine and is located within walking distance of St George Street.
2) Discover The Oldest Wooden School House
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like for students centuries ago during the Spanish period in Florida, then you must take a trip to the Oldest Wooden School House in St Augustine. Also found on George Street, this home was built for the Genoply family and is a one-room, one-story wooden house where children took lessons centuries ago.
This is a must-see location in St Augustine’s historic district because it’s night and day in comparison to the modern schoolhouse. It’s made entirely of wood, and the kitchen and restrooms are built separately from the main house.
Tour the home to see original school supplies, textbooks, and items left behind by the family. Check out the outdoor kitchen, and see the productive pecan tree that’s flourished on the property for 250 years!
3) See The Oldest Masonry Fort In The Nation
If it’s military history you’re after, then you must see the Castillo de San Marcos while visiting historic St Augustine. There’s something to explore for every history fan in this location. There are musket and cannon demonstrations every weekend, rangers and volunteers in period garb, and thematic programs to teach you about the fort’s military history.
All volunteers and rangers are happy to answer your questions or tell you tales from the Castillo de San Marcos and surrounding historic sites in St Augustine and will take pictures with you to commemorate your visit to this national historic landmark.
4) Explore The Historic Flagler College
While scouting out St Augustine’s historic sites, you can’t miss out on the Flagler College, once known as a magnificent hotel. Your tour starts in the rotunda where you can begin to explore the courtyard as a tour guide tells you about the Spanish Renaissance architecture and the techniques used to build this stunning structure.
Throughout the tour, you’ll experience the true extravagance of this magnificent college, where original hotel furnishings, art installations, and impressive artifacts can be found around the property.
5) Relax In The Plaza De La Constitucion
Although the Plaza de la Constitucion was once used as a commercial and slave market near King Street, this is one of the most relaxing historic sites in St Augustine due to its proximity to the Matanzas Bay and the approach of the Bridge of the Lions in historic downtown.
Sit back and relax as you watch the hustle and bustle of other tourists and take in the smells of the city’s restaurants and specialty shops to help you relax on a busy day of exploring the St Augustine historic district.
6) Stroll The Oldest Street In The Country
As you visit the St Augustine historic sites in the area, you have to make a stop at Aviles Street, also known as the oldest street in the country.
Enter the street under a bold stone archway and meander through the area where you will experience one of the most interesting places in Augustine’s historic district.
7) Visit The Narrowest Street
Treasury Street is the only seven-foot-wide street. It connects to Bay Street on the waterfront, which was once the Royal Spanish Treasury. It was made so that pirates could not drive a carriage and horses down the alley to steal gold from the treasury.
Now, it’s one of the best places in the historic district for a photo op while on vacation with family and friends.
Take In The Historic District
While you’re planning a trip to historic St Augustine, you have to plan a tour with St Augustine Land and Sea Tours. We offer some of the most comprehensive tours of the city, so you won’t miss a single historic landmark. From King Street to the most historic sites in the area, we’ll make sure you experience the best parts of the historic district.
Visit our website to plan your next experience today!