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St. Augustine History Museum
St. Augustine History Museum

St. Augustine History Museum

11 Estey St, St. Augustine, St Augustine, Florida, 32084

The Basics

Housed on the site of St. Augustine's Old Jail, the St. Augustine History Museum offers visitors an up-close look at Florida's past. Travelers typically stop at the St. Augustine History Museum while exploring the city with a hop-on-hop-off-trolley tour. Most tours include admission to the museum and nearby attractions, such as the Florida Heritage Museum. Independent travelers should plan to arrive by bus or car and prebook admission to avoid ticket lines.

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Recent reviews from experiences in St Augustine

star-4
Tour was nice but driver...
Kathy_B, Dec 2021
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
Tour was nice but driver ‘Summer’ kept repeating rules and regulations every time we stopped even if no one new got on. She kept repeating and repeating “no talking, no cell phone, don’t get off trolley till u hear whistle” etc. No new people were getting on and she would repeat rules again and again! And she would say every time “AND MY NAME IS SUMMER!”
star-4
History is intriguing
Sondra_B, Sep 2021
St. Augustine History Museum Admission
History of the town is so interesting and the scenery is beautiful. If you’re a history buff like us it’s a must see.
star-5
Awesome experience
Juana_R, Sep 2021
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
Very nice and informative, would do it again. Each driver whose vehicle we boarded was pleasant and knowledgeable.
star-4
Great tour!
Krisha_M, Jul 2021
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
Was a very good tour! I enjoyed it immensely. However, The only thing I would suggest being different is there was no clear starting point. There are 22 stops. Where it said to redeem our tickets was at stop 19 so it goes in chronological order. I felt the directions were a little unclear but I had a very good day once we figured things out!
star-5
Super Tour
Cathleen_C, Oct 2020
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
Super tour! JR was was very entertaining, informative and safety concious! We saw many great sites and received a great amount of information in a fun, easy manner. He was quite conscientious about all safety protocols too. Tour makes it very easy to hop and off to see/visit attractions. There are over 20 well marked stops and, trolley runs about every 15 minutes. Great experience!
star-4
Worth it!
Peter_S, May 2021
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
The tour was very informative and entertaining. We walked past many of these buildings the day before not knowing their importance to the city or the people involved in its history. Having the tram make stops to hop on and off to explore was a great perk.
star-5
Don’t pre-purchase
Mysti_D, Aug 2020
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
This is a really fun activity. Buy your tickets at the ticket booth not online here. You pay more here than you do at the attraction. Lesson learned. They don’t sell out. The more people attending, the more trolleys they use.
star-5
Inexpensive & fun
Linda M, Mar 2019
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
It was a great way to see the city in a limited amount of time and for not a lot of money. We’d do it again.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • History enthusiasts shouldn't miss a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum.

  • The museum is a great choice for independent travelers, since the centrally located museum is easily fit into a day’s itinerary.

  • For a better value, enjoy free museum entry when you purchase an Old Town Trolley ticket.

  • St. Augustine tours that include an attraction pass are a great way to explore the area and enjoy free admission to cultural sights.

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How to Get There

The most convenient way to visit the St. Augustine History Museum is with a hop-on-hop-off-trolley tour. Tours typically stop at the museum, making it easy for travelers to explore without navigating public transit. If you drive, plan to take US 1 to Garnett Avenue. The museum is located at 11 Estey Street in St. Augustine, and the neighborhood has ample street parking.

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When to Get There

The St. Augustine History Museum is open daily, all year round, from morning to afternoon. Expect more tourists over the weekend and when the sun is shining, since most travelers come to Florida to enjoy its famous weather. To avoid the crowds, plan to visit in June or July—Florida's rainy season—and make sure to bring an umbrella in case of a downpour.

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Visiting the Old Jail

Located just steps from the St. Augustine History Museum, the Old Jail gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like for a prisoner in the 1800s. Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Old Jail is a must-see attraction for history fans. To get more out of your visit, join a guided tour, offered daily from morning to afternoon.

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