Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District

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  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Our tour takes a unique approach to tours in St. Augustine. We limit our groups smaller to create a more personal experience. Our certified guides offer the most experienced and entertaining historical narrative of the city of St. Augustine, locations of historic events and the citizens who helped create and maintain the oldest city in the nation. We will cover the founding of the city, the first Spanish period (1565-1763), the British Period (1763-1784), the second Spanish period (1784-1821), the American territorial period (1821-1845), and the Flagler Era (Gilded Age, 1884-1913). This is a walking tour which covers a 1.7 mile route over the 90 minutes of the experience. It takes place during the day in Florida, so plan accordingly. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, sunscreen and maybe an umbrella as well. There will be restrooms available at the beginning, end, and at the midway point as well. This is the perfect tour for the history enthusiast!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Spyglass Travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tolomato Cemetery

See the oldest cemetery in the city, even predating the arrival of the Spanish in 1562. And visit the Love Tree as well, but at your own risk!

Duration: 5 minutes

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See one of the Flagler Era churches which played a major part in Henry Flagler's revitalization of the city in the late 1800s.

Duration: 5 minutes

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See the most beautiful building in the city and hear the heartbreaking story of how it came to be.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Flagler College

The college is the former Ponce de Leon hotel, which set the standard for opulence during the gilded age, right here in St. Augustine.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de la Constitucion

Founded in 1599 by Royal Decree, the plaza boast the Government House the seat of power in Florida for nearly 250 years. Hear how it came to be, what became of the Governors who lived there and how it was lovingly recreated in 1933 as part of the WPA projects.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Our licensed fort guide will give the complete history of the forts of St. Augustine and discuss its construction and importance in the history of the city and the nation, while touring the exterior of the structure.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Since 1762 this was the traditional entrance to the city of St. Augustine, here the story of its construction and the brave effort that saved it from demolition.

Duration: 5 minutes
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