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St. Augustine's Historic Homes and Architecture

 

St. Augustine is known for its stunning views and 450 years of rich heritage - but few people know about the history and cultures that tell the story of the establishments that stand there today. Travel back in time with culinary experiences, old traditions, European inspired architecture and more with this Historic Homes Itinerary. We've included suggestions for dining, museums, and touring your way through St. Augustine's most historic and visually stunning buildings.

MORNING | Breakfast and Guided Walking Tour

La Herencia Café

Dine in this small Cuban-American restaurant in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine, serving Cuban food from family recipes and breakfast all day.

(904) 829-9487

Historic Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the city's past with a 2-hour architectural guided tour. Walk and learn the history of St. Augustine's diverse culture from British Colonial Period through modern times.

AFTERNOON | Lunch and the Lightner Museum

Café Alcazar in the Lightner Museum

Formerly Henry Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel, which closed in 1932. The indoor pool, now the location of Café Alcazar, was the largest in the world in its time. At certain times, the pool was drained, and elaborate gardens were installed on the pool’s floor.

(904) 825-9948

Tour the Lightner Museum

A monument to the lavishness of the Gilded Age, the museum features three floors of artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries, including exquisite Victorian clothing and art, stained Tiffany glass, and paintings and oddities from around the world.

(904) 824-2874

EVENING | Dinner and the Colonial Quarter

Prohibition Kitchen

Located on historic St. George Street, this vintage gastropub and lounge evokes the spirit of the spot’s past as the Genovar Theater, once the social epicenter of St. Augustine in the prohibition era. Enjoy a seasonal menu using local ingredients, craft cocktails, and live music.

(904) 209-5704

The Colonial Quater

Enjoy live music each weekend under the Colonial Oak at The Colonial Quarter. The stage area is nestled in a collection of replica buildings of St. Augustine’s 17th Century Spanish and 18th Century British rule, and a restored 1740 colonial home, the De Mes-Sanchez House. 

(888) 991-0933

MORNING | Breakfast and St. Augustine's Churches

The Kookaburra

Enjoy refreshing Australian coffee and pastries at this popular coffee shop along the Plaza de la Constitucion, a public park in the heart of St. Augustine since the late-1500s.

(904) 209-9391

Explore Downtown and St. Augustine’s Churches

Sites like the Greek Orthodox Shrine, the Memorial Presbyterian Church where Henry Flagler and his family were laid to rest, and the beautifully adorned Cathedral-Basilica dating back to the 1700s, tell stories of both the early pioneers and influential personalities who have shaped St. Augustine.

Discover More Churches

 

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 824-2806

 

Memorial Presbyterian Church

32 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 829-6451

 

St. Photios Greek Shrine

41 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 829-8205

 

Grace United Methodist Church

8 Carrera Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 829-8272

AFTERNOON | Historic Homes Tour

Tour the Former Hotel Ponce de Leon

Built by Henry M. Flagler in 1888 and once one of the most exclusive resorts of its day, Flagler Legacy Tours of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon highlight the Spanish Renaissance architectural heritage of what is now Flagler College.

(904) 823-3378

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Walk from Flagler College to a guided tour of the coquina Ximenez-Fatio House. Built as a merchant’s home in 1798, the house later became “Miss Fatio’s,” a fashionable woman-owned boarding house. Today, the house museum has been restored to reflect its role during Florida’s first tourism boom in the 1800s.

(904) 829-3575

Discover More Historic Homes

 

Peña-Peck House

143 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 829-5064

penapeckhouse.com

 

Father Miguel O’Reilly House Museum

32 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 826-0750

oreillyhouse.org

 

The Government House

48 King Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 826-0750

staugustine.ufl.edu/govHouse.html

 

Oldest House Museum

14 St. Francis Street, St. Augustine, FL | (904) 824-2872

saintaugustinehistoricalsociety.org

EVENING |Dinner at Michael's Tasting Room

Michael’s Tasting Room

Fine Spanish dining featuring innovative twists on heritage classics, live entertainment and world-class wine pairings. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown St. Augustine, the building began as the Buchanti House that dates back to 1764, and was made famous by the Whitney Family of Marineland, who refurbished the historic home for the city’s 400th anniversary.

(904) 810-2400

Interactive Map - Homes and Architecture Itinerary

 

The map below will help you plan your route through historic St. Augustine as you enjoy the best culinary experiences, old traditions, and European inspired architecture.

Video - Experience The Historic Homes and Architecture in St. Augustine

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