One of the best, and most easily missed, aspects of Florida’s Historic Coast is its stunning public art. From symbols of protest and revolution to gardens designed to relax and inspire, the sculptures you’ll find showcase the rich history and cultural influences in St. John’s County. Learn the stories behind the art.
In 2003, Governor Jeb Bush declared January Florida Jewish History Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans to Florida’s culture, history, and heritage. Researchers have found evidence that suggests Jews arrived in St. Augustine with Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, putting them amongst the first settlers.
St. Augustine’s architecture and streets named after famous explorers provide daily evidence of the Spanish influence in America’s oldest city. When Spain sent its fleet, they also delivered the Roman Catholic tradition to the New World’s shores.
Each year, Fort Mose Historic Society hosts a reenactment of the Battle of Bloody Mose for visitors to step back in time and experience what life was like on this fateful day. Learn more about the historical context here.
When you’re visiting the Nation’s Oldest City, you’re bound to hear a few ghost stories. Here, we’ll give you a rundown of the history of some of our historic cemeteries plus a tale or two of people you may encounter on your nightly stroll.
If you’re looking for unique experiences on Florida's Historic Coast, look no further than these historic tours of St. Augustine. From culinary adventures and pet-friendly walking tours, to living history and a tactile journey through the city’s art, you’re never far from fun things to do in St. Augustine.
Every March, people from all over the world don their tartans and come to America’s oldest city to reconnect, celebrate and learn about their Celtic heritage. Here are 7 ways to show off your Celtic pride when the St. Augustine Celtic Festival is done.
Was it really a vacation if you don’t come home with more photos than you know what to do with? The nation’s oldest city in St. Augustine, Florida has 450 years of architectural wonders and historic streetscapes to explore.
Join us for Colonial Night Watch - An event where Spanish, British, French, and Native American reenactors and historians bring Colonial St. Augustine to life with remarkable reenactments, authentic period costumes, and traditional crafts.