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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.
It is no secret that Florida is best known for its citrus industry, but did you know St. Johns County is home to Florida's Potato Capitol? To honor the harvest season, this blog outlines the rich history of the town of Hastings as it was a key player in the agricultural development of Florida's east coast and continues to produce and manufacture crops for the state.
Meet Jan Miller, the award-winning artist behind the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery and one of many who helped launch St. Augustine’s monthly art walk, hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine. We sat down with Jan Miller to discuss passion, changing styles and her work to help grow St. Augustine’s thriving art scene.
From our distinct architecture to the sights, sounds and flavors you’ll find around the city, Hispanic heritage and cultural influence can be found around every corner in St. Augustine. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating a few of the city’s best artists.
Everywhere you turn in St. Augustine, you’re bound to find beautiful works from award-winning artists like Teri Tompkins. We had the chance to speak to Teri Tompkins about her artistic style; inspiration and love of representational art, and how organizations like the St. Augustine Art Association are helping to shape our community.
Whenever you visit and whatever you do, you’re never far from live music in St. Augustine. Check out the ultimate Sounds of St. Augustine playlist for background music while you plan your next trip or to get a taste of the dynamic live music scene that makes our city so great.
We got the chance to speak with Lenny Foster, St. Augustine’s latest exceptional talent, about getting started, finding inspiration in a new city and Gallery One Forty Four, where you can see see Lenny Foster’s photography series Where We Stand – Powerful, poignant and inspired by St. Augustine’s deep roots in Black history.
St. Augustine’s history is evident in the various architectural styles throughout the city. The gardens referenced here range from small home gardens planted by early residents to landscapes designed by architects. Visit these delightful gardens for a glimpse into the past of America’s Oldest City.
From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19, Historic St. Augustine has always remained a safe place to travel. View a list of places to explore in St. Augustine.
Before the silver screen took the world by storm, St. Augustine locals and visitors found entertainment in the performing arts. Read on to learn more about opera and theatre culture in the Nation's Oldest City!