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When visiting the Nation’s Oldest City, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
is a must-see. With canon firings, guides in period costumes, and free-roaming peacocks, the 15-acre park is equal parts fun and educational.
Since 1868, guests have been invited to learn about the park’s history via significant archaeological discoveries like artifacts, burial grounds, original Spanish structures, and information about the Timucua Natives that occupied the area before the Spanish fleets came ashore. Featuring a spectacular view spanning miles in all directions, Founder’s Riverwalk is a 600-foot boardwalk to give you a sense of what Spanish settlers saw upon landing.
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.