601 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 825-4535
Fax: (904) 829-8963
601 Anastasia Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL, US, 32080
- Phone: (904) 825-4535
- Fax: (904) 829-8963
Find out what it would be like to be a lighthouse keeper as you climb 219 steps to the top of this tower. Not only do you see the working light, but you will also have a breathtaking, panoramic view of the surrounding St. Augustine area and beaches. The tour of the tower, keeper's house and grounds is enhanced by exhibits and videos. This 19th-century tower is one of only six lighthouses in Florida open to the public. Only 30 lighthouses in the state are even still standing.
When you come to Florida, stop by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park to get a look at the state's best teeth. Don't forget a camera. Educational shows feature the care and feeding of alligators and other reptiles throughout the day. It is listed as a Florida historic site. Group discounts and annual passes are offered.
Bridge of Lions is a double leaf bascule bridge spanning across the Intercoastal Waterway in St. Augustine, Florida. A pair of Medici lions placed on two sides at the entrance is said to guard the bridge. The bridge was built in the year 1927. After the original bridge broke down several times, renovation was done and the bridge is currently in use. It has landscaped palm trees and a newly-built dock extending into the bay which is open for public visits.
Inside the coquina shell-and-limestone walls of this old Spanish house, the decor portrays three centuries and three cultures—Spanish,British and American—that have left their mark on the home. On a narrated tour, you'll get a look at the vast differences between present and past. If you are a reader of Eugenia Price's novels, you may find Maria's Room particularly interesting—it was described in her historical novel Maria. The house is easy to find in downtown St Augustine.
Located off A1A, 1.5 miles from historic downtown St Augustine, this recreation area is one of Florida's oldest state parks.It offers visitors natural beauty, ancient sand dunes, an abundance of wildlife and birds, plants and activities that include swimming at a beautiful beach, fishing, hiking on self-guided nature trails and picnicking. There are many picnic pavilions, restrooms and vending machines. Open daily 8a onwards.
They're alive! More than 170 wax renderings collected at Potter's Wax Museum are on display—Hollywood stars, authors, scientists, artists, historic explorers and royalty. Potters was the first wax museum in the United States, and many years after its debut continues to offer both fun and education. Touring the "Chamber of Horrors" exhibit is optional. Potters has the only public real working wax studio. You'll also find a movie theater presentation and a museum shop here.
This church's construction marks the beginning of Protestantism in Florida and the cypress shingle spire remains unchanged since it was built.
This plaza, once the center of colonial St Augustine, is the site of a historic monument commemorating the imprisonment of several signers of the Declaration of Independence. A lovely spot to take a load off for a few minutes after a walk down the iconic Saint George street, the plaza also features some informative plaques and interesting displays of Revolutionary War era cannon and shot.
Home of America's oldest Catholic parish, this church was originally founded in 1565 and was razed time and time again, mostly by pirates, until the final Spanish Colonial Renaissance style structure was built in 1797 and reconstructed in the late 1880's. The church is made of native coquina stone and features an impressive steeple donated by railroad magnate Henry Flagler.
The Downtown Visitors Information Center is located in the epicenter of downtown St Augustine, just steps from Flagler College, City Hall, and at one terminus of historic St George street and old St Augustine. It also sits at one end of the famous Bridge of Lions that connects St Augustine to St Augustine Beach. The friendly staff here offers tips, tours, sightseeing information and maps, all free of charge.
Built for the Royal Spanish Treasurer, this Spanish Colonial residence was also the home of British Lieutenant Governor of Florida and the home of the Peck family for over one hundred years.
Vino del Grotto specializes in what it calls Florida tropical fruit wines, which, though generally made of plain old grapes, are often flavored with exotic fruits other taste agents. There are also some varieties made purely of other fruits as well as distillations and other concoctions unique to a tropical setting.