St. Augustine Attractions

St. Augustine is one of the most stunning destinations in Florida, steeped in rich history and culture. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it’s one of the oldest European settlements in the United States. You’ll never get bored learning about the exciting history of St. Augustine.

Travel back in time with a tour of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Explore the old fortress by learning more about its history as a Spanish empire holding and watching a cannon firing re-enactment. You can also tour Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, where you can educate yourself on the relations between the Spanish settlers and the native Timucuans and drink from the Fountain of Youth! For more recent history, you can visit the Lightner Museum for its extensive collection of 19th century art and historical artifacts or the St. Augustine Lighthouse for its maritime exhibits and breathtaking views of historic downtown.

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Take a stroll through more than 300 years of history at the Castillo de San Marcos. Known as the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, this well-preserved fortress was built by the Spanish empire to defend its New World conquest. The Castillo de San Marcos is a must-see for anyone interested in the early history of the United States. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the old fort, which is filled with National Park Service rangers able to offer knowledge of the castle’s history. Make sure to stick around for the cannon firing re-enactment!

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

When Spanish explorers first arrived in the New World, it was this site where historians believe they settled. The Fountain of Youth Archeological Park is a staple of Florida history, offering valuable information about those first Spanish settlers and their relations with the native Timucuans in historic St. Augustine.

This fun and educational 15-acre park offers something for everyone. You can spend an entire day here with its guided tours, historical re-enactments, and reconstructed 16th century structures. Don’t forget to drink from the famed Fountain of Youth!

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

When Spanish explorers first arrived in the New World, it was this site where historians believe they settled. The Fountain of Youth Archeological Park is a staple of Florida history, offering valuable information about those first Spanish settlers and their relations with the native Timucuans in historic St. Augustine.

This fun and educational 15-acre park offers something for everyone. You can spend an entire day here with its guided tours, historical re-enactments, and reconstructed 16th century structures. Don’t forget to drink from the famed Fountain of Youth!

Lightner Museum

Turn back the clock and experience life and art as it existed in the 19th century! Housed in the historic Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum contains a vast collection of art from the early 1900s. Spanning three floors, this architectural marvel is home to Gilded Age artwork, historical artifacts, and stained-glass lamps by the famous Louis Comfort Tiffany. This cultural landmark is so eclectic and unusual that there’s bound to be an exhibit that you’ll enjoy.

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