Oldest House Museum

By | November 30, 2013

I know I keep saying it but this is another “must do”. The Oldest House is fascinating. The St. Augustine Historical Society operates the museum which they acquired in 1918.

The complex consists of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, Manucy Museum, Tovar House, Page Edwards Gallery, Gardens, and the Museum Store.

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The Gonzalez-Alvarez House, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970, is known as the Oldest House.

I find it hard to believe a structure from the early 1700’s is still standing but here it is.

When you visit the house you will get a sense of the daily lives of settlers in early Florida.

The Page Edwards Gallery offers changing exhibits drawn form Florida’s rich history.

The Manucy Museum, located in the 1924 Webb Building, presents 400 years of Florida history and the 1740’s Tovar House traces Florida’sdistinguished military history from the Colonial Period to the Persian Gulf war.

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The Museum Store has St. Augustine’s best selection of books on local and Florida history. So all you history buffs be sure to stop in the store and pick up a book.

Do you have anything you think will still exist 300 years from today? I can’t think of anything I have.

Amazing when you stop and think about it!

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days
Guided tours begin every half hour, with the last tour starting at 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Adult – $8.00
Student (6–18 & College) – $4.00
Children under 6 – Free
Senior (55+) and Military ID – $7.00
Family – $18.00
Group Discounts available

Oldest House Museum
St. Augustine Historical Society
14 St. Francis St.
St. Augustine FL 32084
(904) 824-2872 

Map and Directions 

NOTE: Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the attraction.

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