Father O'Reilly House Museum

Father O'Reilly House Museum

The Father O’Reilly House Museum was built during the first Spanish period and is one of the oldest structures in St. Augustine, situated in the oldest continuously settled neighborhood. Made of tabby and coquina, the building was constructed in 1691 and purchased by Father Miguel O’Reilly in 1785. The Irish priest served under the Spanish crown and transformed the building into a place of spirituality and education to preserve old Catholic values. The Father O’Reilly House was left to the Sisters of St. Joseph who have preserved the museum since 1866. Located on historic Aviles Street, the museum focuses on the history of the house, the Catholic tradition kept alive in 1565, and the story of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

This museum is rich in history and shows guests exactly how Saint Augustine looked in the days of Father Miguel O’Reilly. There is a beautiful garden and six rooms in the house, all of which are open to the public. The museum highlights the city’s history with artifacts like musical instruments, old lesson plans, and documentation of the Catholic tradition. Open to the public since 2003, admission for the museum is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Father O’Reilly House Museum has a virtual tour available here.


Father O'Reilly House Museum

32 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084


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Paid public parking on St. George Street


Open Wednesday through Saturday 10AM-3PM


Admission is free.

Donations accepted.

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