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St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

See historic St. Augustine on a guided hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum.  There are 22 Stops conveniently located close to many places of interest in St. Augustine: 1) 167 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine, The Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience, St. Augustine History Museum, Gator Bob’s Trading Post, Spice & Tea Exchange 2) 10 W. Castillo Dr.: Visitor Information Center 3) 31 Orange Street: Potter’s Wax Museum, Old Drug Store, Tolomato Cemetery 4) 1 St. George Street: City Gates + St. George Street (historic walking mall), Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse 5) 20 S. Castillo Dr: Colonial Quarter, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Castillo de San Marcos 6) 6 Avenida Menendez: Bay View at the Best Western, Shipwreck Museum 7) 39 Hypolita Street: Hypolita Street and St. George Street, Columbia Restaurant 8) 38 Sevilla Street: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church + Grace United Methodist Church Ancient City Baptist Church 9) 81 King Street: Villa Zorayda Museum 10) 80 Cordova St: Lightner Museum, Flagler College 11) 112 Riberia Street: St. Augustine Distillery 12) 146 King Street: San Sebastian Winery 13) 139 King Street: Whetstone Chocolate Factory 14) 38 Cathedral Place: Plaza de la Constitucion, Government House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 15) 22 St. Francis Street: Oldest House, Fernandez Llambias House 16) 111 Avenida Menendez: St. Augustine Marina, Schooner Freedom, The Black Raven Pirate Cruise 17) 1 S. Castillo Dr.: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 18) 19 San Marco Ave: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 19) 27 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 20) 101 San Marco Ave: Mission of Nombre de Dios, Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche 21) 137 San Marco Ave: The Old Senator + Villa 1565 22) 11 Magnolia Ave: The Fountain of Youth

St Augustine: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

St Augustine: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 1.8 mile-long tour covers the essentials of St Augustine in 1 hour. Your journey into the historic heart of St. Augustine begins at the formidable Castillo de San Marcos. Here, you’ll uncover the details of the many battles between the English and the Spanish that raged here throughout history. Next, take a peek at the Old City Gates before heading into Old City itself. Visit the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the country, then meander along St. George Street, the bustling heart of St. Augustine! As you explore the rich historic district, you’ll be treated to tales of the city’s past, from its transition from Spanish to American rule to a devastating epidemic and more. Plus, you’ll pass plenty of eye-popping architecture, like the Memorial Presbyterian Church and Flagler College's beautiful campus. And you won’t want to miss the breathtaking Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine! As you stroll through the Plaza de la Constitución, you’ll uncover more of this city’s history, including a fight for civil rights, the tale of an ill-fated explorer, and much more. At last, you’ll walk alongside the river, taking in Instagram-worthy views and delving into St. Augustine’s wartime stories. Your tour leads you back to Castillo de San Marcos and concludes at the same place where it began.

Self-Guided Audio Tour of St Augustine

Self-Guided Audio Tour of St Augustine

From its jaw-dropping Bridge of Lions to the resilient fortress of Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine is like a historical theme park where the exhibits are real, and the stories are legendary! On this walking tour, you‘ll take in more than 350 years of fascinating history with Context Travel expert and storyteller, Jennifer Geraghty. As you walk, she‘ll bring the city‘s colorful characters to life, recount epic battles, and point out the many historical firsts that shaped the city. Starting in front of the Governor‘s House Cultural Center and Museum, you‘ll hear how the city began as a humble Spanish outpost and blossomed into a glittering jewel of the Gilded Age. From there, you‘ll make your way around St Augustine‘s Historic District, and see several sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You‘ll see the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Sanchez House, and St Augustine‘s oldest house, the Gonzalez Alvarez House, and learn to spot Spanish and British influences in the architecture. Going up St George Street, Jennifer will also show you the Prince Murat Cottage and the Stanbury Cottage, known as the Gingerbread House. You‘ll see where the city walls once stood and pass through the Old City Gates. In Plaza de la Constitución, the oldest public space in the US, you‘ll hear the secrets behind the square‘s obelisk, like why it‘s the only one of its kind globally. Along the way, you‘ll: • Relive the first pirate attacks, which ransacked the town and captured several members of the local population • Explore the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine, the oldest parish church and the birthplace of Christianity in the US • Trace the fascinating transformation of the Governor‘s House, serving as a historical treasure trove • Learn how massive flooding caused the citizens of St. Augustine to build and rebuild a new sea wall • Stroll down St. George Street, the historical heart of St Augustine • Discover how the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse survived a hurricane • Find out why Castillo de San Marcos, a marvel of military defense took 23 years to complete and how its ”cheese-like“ walls made the fort impenetrable to the English • Listen to the legendary stories of Biassou, the nation‘s first Black general • Be captivated by the ghostly legends and astonishing stories that surround the Spanish Military Hospital, and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse • See where the city was rebuilt after harrowing fires scorched it • Follow the origins of the Yellow Fever epidemic • Meet the lucky parrot who inherited millions of dollars Experience the triumphs and tribulations that are etched into St. Augustine, from its resilience against invasions, and fires that tested their mettle, to its unyielding spirit of rebuilding against all odds.

St. Augustine: A Walking Paranormal Investigation

St. Augustine: A Walking Paranormal Investigation

Our paranormal investigators are here to assist you in connecting with spirits for all eras. Did you know that we often bring with us our own angels, spirits, spirit guides, etc. Learn how to connect while exploring this exclusive oldest wooden schoolhouse paranormal encounter. You will First begin at our home base which is 12 St. George Street, which is connecting to the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the U.S.A. A paranormal encounter has exclusive rights to the schoolhouse after hours and that's where our fun begins. We all know spirits are not on payroll and that is why we have several secret locations in which to explore. Emmerce yourself in this two hour long investigation. Charge those cellphones and other devices because this will be an experience! Also as a word of advice, bring and extra charger. The spirits have been draining the battery life out of our guests' devices.

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