Gallery owner Victoria Golden is a fine art appraiser and was initiated into the noted Explorer Club for her ocean conservation, and archaeological contributions. Her passion for the sea and her love of art and artifacts are evident everywhere in the gallery.
Lost Art Gallery and Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts are nestled side by side on St. George Street just south of the plaza. Both are uniquely different yet come from the same values and broad interests of the owner Victoria Golden. Her first gallery was opened in Gainesville about twenty years ago out of her clients’ needs to find new homes for their treasures. Victoria has appraised collections for individuals and many museums including The Lightner Museum. In fact, it was a large donation project for Flagler College that kept her involved with St. Augustine’s community. She always loved it here, so eight years ago she decided to move her gallery to this lovely location.
In 2012, Victoria had the honor of being one of 12 initiated Internationally into the prestigious Explorers Club. She was nominated for her contributions to cultural anthropology, archeology, and ocean and marine mammal conservation. Her love of the sea spawned her next venture, opening Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts which features special and unique nautical and sea-themed artisan art and objects. Upon entering the gallery, one senses the magic of the sea with blown glass jellyfish chandeliers, and hand-hammered copper marlins swimming through the breeze.
210 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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.