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2310 State Road 16
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 823-8636
Fax: (904) 823-8728
2310 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL, US, 32084
- Phone: (904) 823-8636
- Fax: (904) 823-8728
Arts & Museums
This educational museum called Old Florida Museum is just six miles off I-95 in historic St. Augustine. Explore Florida's pre-European past when Timucuan Indians inhabited the region. Get a feeling for what it was actually like to live and work in those times. Or imagine yourself during the Spanish colonial era, drilling holes with pump drills, discovering 18th century amusements or even hand-dipping homemade candles. You can pretend you're an old-time Florida pioneer, writing with actual feather quill pens in a true-to-life pioneer homestead.
This museum was once a social center and a general store at the turn of the century. Its enormous collection includes original old-time stock, guns, hardware, advertising art, and house wares. You'll get the feeling as you browse among the Model-T truck, a Conestoga wagon and steam tractor, all while a lively player piano kicks up a tune or two.
The Old John's County Jail is an excellent jumping off point for tours of historic St Augustine. In addition to ample parking, it is home to one of several sightseeing trains, extended covered trucks that ferry tourists between St Augustine's many historic points of note. The Old Jail also features a modest museum and the perennial gift shop, and is just steps from the gates of the old colonial quarter.
This offbeat gallery, housed, as the name implies, in a former garage contains many works of art, predominantly from local artists, that range from the pop-y to the classical. Much of the work is in a tropical or desert kind of meme, with dominant bright colors and earth tones to provide balance. However, something can be found here to suit any taste and style, and it's definitely wort a visit for any collector on a jaunt to St Augustine.
The Rembrandtz Art Gallery has become something of a catch-all for art, souvenirs, and gifts in downtown St. Augustine. Consistently voted one of the best businesses in the city for gifts and artwork, Rembrandtz occupies a unique niche between showcase venue for local artists, offbeat souvenir shop and the kind of gift shop guaranteed to put a memorable spin on any occasion.
This branch of the Ripley's franchise is unique for no other reason than that it is housed in the former Spanish governor's mansion, a sprawlingly gorgeous historical monument with gabled windows and fascinating architecture. The exhibits are standard for Ripley's and run the gamut from the odd to the downright disturbing.
Get a glimpse into the lifestyle and revisit the re-constructed houses of the people who lived during the Spanish colonial era at the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum. It comprises nine structures with costumed interpreters telling you stories about the life of the people in 18th Century. It is open throughout the year for self-guided and group tours which includes a tour to the only original structure in the quarter - De Mesa House. Call to know more.
In keeping with the Spanish-Moorish theme of much of old Saint Augustine, Villa Zorayda is a sumptuously decorated mock-Arabian palace in the middle of a sleepy Florida college town. Inside, the Villa is no less spectacular, and features the geometric decor and vaulted arches typical of the Alhambra or the palaces of old Cordoba. The Villa is now a museum, and features guided tours and a modest gift shop. The building can also be rented for parties and private functions.
A haven for early Greek settlers, this lovely 18th century structure with an open courtyard contains a small museum highlighting the history of Greek culture and worship in the formation of St. Augustine. Also on offer are Greek-themed souvenirs and books in the modest gift shop.
You will be entertained and educated at Early American Weapons & History museum that features an authentic collection of weaponry, spanning centuries and the globe. You will see all types of unusual guns, rifles, pistols, muskets and swords, along with various artifacts dating from the 15th to 19th centuries. There are also 18th century shipwreck artifacts, English colonial and Spanish artifacts, Civil War relics, a large Confederate Army weaponry display and much more.
Everything is authentic and educational at this museum that features a collection of historical items from the 1500s to the 1900s including unusual guns and swords, shipwreck artifacts, the piano of the tenth President of the United States, John Tyler, and an array of items from the Colonial days, the Indian period, and the Civil War. A large museum store is also on site.
Step back to the 19th century at the Lightner Museum in downtown St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, just 30 minutes south of Jacksonville. Beautiful exhibits include fine and decorative arts, unusual home furnishings and Tiffany stained glass. The collections also include Victorian collectibles, costumes and even mechanical musical demonstrations. The museum is in what was once the Alcazar Hotel, an historic landmark dating back to 1887, and features a restaurant, the Café Alcazar, situated in the massive old swimming pool!