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Castillo de San Marcos
1 S Castillo Dr,
St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-6506
www.nps.gov/casa

St. Augustine’s most historically significant structure is the Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695. The need to fortify the tiny garrison town was understood as early as 1586, when it was attacked by Sir Francis Drake, an English corsair whose fleet of twenty ships and two thousand men sacked and burned the town. The fort was built of coquina, a type of shell stone indigenous to the area and quarried from Anastasia Island.

The Castillo has never been conquered despite attacks by English General James Oglethorpe who attempted to subdue the town in 1740. Firing from the tip of Anastasia Island, he found his cannonballs were no match for the unusual consistency of coquina which absorbed the blast rather than crumbling.The Castillo has been under the auspices of the National Park Service since 1933. The fort is open to the public daily, except for Christmas.

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave
St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 829-0745
www.staugustinelighthouse.com

America’s history will never look the same after a visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. From the breathtaking views of the Nation’s Oldest City to the artifacts recovered from our ancestors’ vessels, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum covers centuries of history from in and around St. Augustine, Florida.

Alligator Farm
999 Anastasia Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 824-3337
www.alligatorfarm.com

Discover a diverse collection of birds, mammals & reptiles while you explore our park. Only place in the world that you can view all 23 species of crocodilian. Educational shows at the top of every hour starting a 10 a.m.

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Florida’s oldest and most treasured attractions. Since 1893, it has provided visitors with exciting and educational opportunities to interact with a wide range of crocodilians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, The Alligator Farm features natural exhibits, wildlife shows and educational demonstrations. It is the only place in the world where visitors can see every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman and gharial. In 1992, The Alligator Farm was designated a U.S. Historic District.

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
14 St George St
St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-0192
www.oldestwoodenschoolhouse.com

Located near the City Gates, The Old School House is a surviving expression of another time. Built over 200 years ago, while Florida was under the rule of Imperial Spain, it was constructed of red cedar and cypress and put together with wooden pegs and handmade nails.

The schoolmaster and his wife lived upstairs, above the small classroom. Their kitchen was separated from the main building, because of the threat of fire and to spare the house of any excess heat during the long summers. Several of the cooking utensils used in those days are displayed here for the visitor. In the schoolhouse, related artifacts and copies of the books the pupils studied from are exhibited.

Fountain of Youth
11 Magnolia Avenue
St. Augustine, FL
(904) 829 3168
www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

We invite you to visit us for a fascinating, informative, entertaining tour of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation’s oldest city. Located in the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 and settled by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, historic St. Augustine is the oldest successful European settlement in the United States. Colonial America started right HERE, 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, and 42 years before Jamestown!

With a long, rich history spanning nearly 500 years, the Fountain of Youth Park will delight and amaze you. Whether you visit for an hour or take all day, our 15 waterfront acres will provide you with hours of enjoyment. But why take our word for it? Here’s Juan Ponce de Leon to tell you himself… 

  • Captain Dave

  • Captain Oly

  • Captain Position

  • Red

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  • Skully

  • Hijack

  • Tuscan

  • Syrenna – Bartender

  • Pirate Entertainer Wanted

  • Captain Hook (QAR)

  • Blackbeard (QAR)

  • Grace (Ticket Office)