Old Powder House Inn

Old Powder House Inn

A building that stored gunpowder and ammunition for the Spanish military once sat on the property The Old Powder House now sits on. The dome-shaped coquina storage building was built in the 1700s. It was constructed outside the city walls in case of an explosion taking place.

▪ Our inn was moved to this property from another part of town in 1901. It was used as a private home.

▪ In 1916 the home was broken up into several apartments.

▪ In 1925 part of the home was also run as a store.

▪ Then, in the 1930’s it became an apartment building. It was first known as the Mary Frances Apartments. In the 1960’s it became the Paris Apartments.

▪ And finally, in 1989 it became the Old Powder House Inn.

As the story goes, it went back to its original name because over the years, people still always referred to it as the Old Powder House.

So just know that when you stay with us, you are a part of history!


For a haunted house, the Old Powder House Inn is unexpectedly tranquil. Located within the Ancient City’s defense walls (now gone), it got its name from the gunpowder house which used to be on the same property. Over a cup of tea, we talk to our host Katie about her experiences. After purchasing the inn, one of her first guests turned out to have a “sixth sense” and told her that there were at least three spirits in the Old Powder House Inn.


Contact information




Featured Organizations

Lightner Museum

lightnerRelics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Historic Florida Militia

historic-militiaThe Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. "We are not street performers, we are educators. We are not parades, we are historic programs. This is not an exercise in free speech, this is an opportunity to educate. We are not promoting a political agenda, we are promoting the city's history through a practical and factual teaching method".

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

cultural-centerCCPVB is a non-profit 501(c) (3) arts organization located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida dedicated to providing a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. We bring the arts to our community through art exhibitions featuring local, regional and nationally known artist; art classes and workshops for children and adults; children's summer camps; and creative events that support educational programming. Our outreach programs serve children with disabilities, special education needs, and low income families.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College

crisp-ellertBuilt in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.

EMMA Concert Association

emmaThe general purpose of this corporation [EMMA] is to stimulate interest in classical music throughout St. Johns County, FL and to encourage interest in and to provide opportunities in classical music for the youth of the county.

The mission of this corporation is to produce a number of quality music and dance performances every year and to offer them at modest ticket prices to the residents of St. Johns County and tourists visiting or planning to visit St. Johns County.