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St. Augustine History Museum

2 Hours
Group Activity
Mild

From (USD) $7 Per Adult / $6 Per Child

St. Augustine History Museum

2 Hours
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      St. Augustine History Museum

      St. Augustine, Florida, USA
      From (USD) $7 Per Adult / $6 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Timucua Indian Village: See what life was like for the Timucua Indians before the Spanish arrived in 1565 and during the centuries of war that followed.
      • Spanish Sunken Treasure: Explore a room entirely devoted to the priceless treasures recovered from sunken Spanish galleons and pirate ships.
      • Flagler Railroad: See how Henry Flagler changed history by starting his railroad in St. Augustine, eventually extending it all the way to a minor trading post called Miami.
      About this St. Augustine, Florida tour

      America's oldest city was founded 42 years before the English colony at Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. As you look around, you'll see the city's storied past survives. The town plan, the narrow streets, and the architecture of the balconied houses were all introduced by its earliest Spanish settlers.

      In total, 36 buildings of colonial origin remain, along with 40 reconstructed models, the city gates, and the Castillo de San Marcos, the only structure to survive Britain's 1702 invasion.

      As you explore the St. Augustine History Museum, you'll travel way back in time: before Flagler's rails connected Florida's cities to each other and the rest of the country, before statehood, before territorial status, before the British, before the French, before the Spanish, all the way back to the Timucua Indians.

      The Timucua Indian Village recreates the culture of a tribe that called northeast Florida home for 2,000 years. Wiped out for the most part by the early 1700s, archaeology suggests that the Timucua were the first people on the continent to blend with other cultures: Spanish, African, French, English, Irish, and other Native American tribes. They may, in fact, have witnessed the event that created St. Augustine as we know it: the 1513 landing of Ponce de Leon.

      Tea of passage

      Timucuan hunting ritual required males in good standing to drink – and hold down – a black tea brewed from the highly caffeinated leaves of the Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria. Supposedly purifying, many who drank it vomited immediately. In spite of its botanical name, research shows zero emetic (vomit inducing) properties in the plant, and Yaupon tea is making a comeback. 

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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