|St. Augustine Attractions on the Mainland|
|St. Augustine is a town of beauty as well as history. Strolling along the cobblestone streets, shopping, and sightseeing delight visitors and residents. Below are some of the more popular attractions and tour companies who will take you through the Ancient City and provide narration and information about the historic area.|
|Castillo de San Marcos
National Park Service
This historic fort, built by the Spanish to defend the city of St. Augustine from the English invaders, is open to the public daily.
|1 S. Castillo Drive
|Colonial Spanish Quarter
The Colonial Spanish Quarter offers visitors an opportunity to see and experience a trip back in time to the 1700's. Artisans and craftsmen dressed in period costume depict the life and struggles of the early Spanish settlers.
|The Colonial Spanish Quarter is located on St. George Street historic downtown
|Fountain of Youth
A National Archeological Site. North America's first historical site, the Ancient American Indian town Seloy. On this site, Ponce de Leon came ashore as the first European in the "new world." 9 AM - 5 PM daily
This historic building, originally the Alcazar Hotel, houses an extensive museum, restaurant, and many eclectic gift shops. The restaurant is located in what was once the swimming pool of the hotel - the largest indoor swimming pool of its time.
|75 King Street
The Gonzalez-Alvarez House has been continuously occupied since the early 1600's. The house exhibits early colonial furniture and details of the lives of the Spanish, and later the English, as they settled Florida.
|14 St. Francis Street
|Oldest Store Museum
This turn-of-the-century General Store Museum features over 100,000 items on display.
|4 Artillery Lane
|Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
The oldest wooden schoolhouse was built over 200 years ago while Florida was under Spanish rule. It is constructed of cedar and cypress and held together with pegs and handmade nails. It is open daily and group discounts are available.
|14 St. George Street
|Potter's Wax Museum
New Elvis sightings daily at Potter's Wax Museum - America's first name in wax museums since 1948. Both fun and educational for all ages.
|17 King Street
|Ripley's Believe it or Not
Seeing is Believing! Fun for all ages. Housed in a mansion built in 1887, Ripley's of St. Augustine is home to over 500 exhibits of the unusual and unique. Free parking is available for Ripley's guests, major credit cards are accepted.
|19 San Marco Avenue
|San Sebastian Winery
Premium Florida wines, free tours of the 17,000 square foot wine production facility, and wine tasting of a selection of San Sebastian Premium Table Wines provide an enjoyable and educational experience. Open daily until 6:00 PM, wheelchair access, elevator available.
|157 King Street
|Gamsey Carriage Co.
Narrated horse-drawn tours of the historic oldest city. Romantic tours, special occasions, weddings, evening tours.
|St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains
Train pass includes on and off privileges at major attractions. Tours start every 15 minutes 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
|St. Augustine Trolley Tours
Narrated seven mile tour acquaints you with the Oldest City. Tour tickets include on/off privileges at attractions.
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
|Ancient City Ghost Tours
offers a walking tour down the cobblestone streets of the ancient city. Or the Spirits of the Sea boat tour taking you through the dark and brooding waters of our ancient haunted harbor.
|Ghost Tours of St. Augustine
present a walking tour of this historical city. Tours begin at the north end of St. George Street across from the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. Also available is the Haunted Lighthouse Tour beginning at the Lighthouse Keeper's House on Anastasia Island.
|Horsedrawn Ghost Ride
Journey through the moonlit streets of Historic St. Augustine as licensed guides combine history and haunting tales on your fright-seeing adventure.