Attractions

  • Old Town Trolley Tours

    Address:
    167 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Visit the world famous spring that Ponce de Leon deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first Mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Old Town Trolley Tours makes exclusive stops at the Old Jail, St. Augustine History Museum, Potter’s Wax Museum, the Spanish Military Hospital, and the Ximenez-Fatio House.

    You’ll also see the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida, lived in by British, Spanish and American colonists. Visit the San Sebastian Winery; Explore Flagler College, built by Henry Morrison Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and oil magnate, who originally used the building as a hotel then known as Ponce de Leon hotel. Look for the orange and green trolleys for the best sightseeing tour in town!

  • St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

    Address:
    81 Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA .

    The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum serves as a scenic and educational maritime museum. It stands 165 feet above sea level, overlooking the Matanzas Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from Anastasia Island. Visitors can climb the 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the city and ocean. Experience life at a Light Station through the many exhibits in the Keeper’s House, stroll the picturesque grounds, or enjoy a “Behind the Scenes” guided tour, included with admission. There is also a gift shop open to the public where visitors can choose from a unique array of nautical souvenirs.

  • Scenic Cruise

    Address:
    111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    Aboard the Victory III, visitors can relax and cruise the waters of historic St. Augustine for an hour-and-fifteen-minute tour. Narrated tours by the Captain provide an incomparable way to view the historical landmarks of the nation's oldest city, as well as the wildlife in beautiful Matanzas Bay. Watch dolphins and birds in their natural habitat. Scenic Cruise departs four times-daily from the Municipal Marina, south of the Bridge of Lions, downtown St. Augustine. Group rates available.

  • St. Augustine Eco Tours

    Address:
    111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    Select from the popular Dolphin, Birding & Nature Tour, Photography Tour, Beachcombing Tour or contact us about a private Eco Tours adventure.

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

    Address:
    19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum was founded by Robert Leroy Ripley to showcase some of the amazing artifacts he had collected in his extensive travels around the world and documented in his famous comic strip, "Believe It or Not!" His collection of oddities and curiosities are now housed in an entertaining museum for the public to experience.

  • Black Raven Adventures

    Address:
    111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    Black Raven Adventures hosts the only live and interactive pirate cruises in St. Augustine. The Black Raven was designed and built to be a floating performance stage, and the talented crew of buccaneer lads and lasses engage with the audience as they present their live, unscripted show on all things pirate. Black Raven Adventures offers several different touring options:

    Treasure Hunt (all ages): The show starts off when Capt. Hook steals the treasure chest right in front of Black Raven’s crew. Sword fights and cannon fire result, and culminate in a sea battle between the two ships, the Black Raven and the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Along the way, there's plenty of activities for both kids and adults, including treasure sharing, sword fighting lessons, face painting and more. The tour departs at 2:15 and 6:15 p.m. daily. Tickets are $34.95 for adults, $24.95 for children ages 3-12, and toddlers 2 and under are free.

    Rum Runners (adults 21+ only): This adult-oriented and audience-driven show is not for the easily offended, but is full of outrageous fun aboard ship. Guests can enjoy a mix of songs, jokes, skits and stories, all delivered pirate-style and unscripted, as the lively crew interacts with the audience. A full cash bar is available. The tour departs at 8:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $29.95 per person (adults ages 21+ only).

    Birthday Adventure: This special show is designed to give children the birthday adventure of a lifetime. The cruise is similar to the daily Treasure Hunt tour, but focuses on the guest(s) of honor. Each child whose birthday is being celebrated receives a special Treasure Chest delivered by Capt. Hook himself (optional by the parents). All children will get a loot bag, with cupcakes and beverages for all passengers. The tour departs every Saturday at 11:15 a.m. Prices for this tour are the same as for the Treasure Hunt cruise.

  • Flagler’s Legacy Tours

    Address:
    59 St George St, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    Legacy Tours of Flagler College showcase the architectural heritage and fascinating history of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a nationally designated historic landmark building, built by Henry Flagler in 1887. Millionaire industrialist and developer Henry M. Flagler envisioned creating an American Riviera in St. Augustine. His Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagler College, beautifully recaptures the architectural spirit of old Europe.

    2018 Schedule: Flagler Legacy Tours begins its summer schedule on Monday, May 7, 2018. Tours will depart on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day from May 7 to Sunday, August 12, 2018, with the exception of Thursday, May 17, when Flagler College hosts a major event. After August 12, the schedule will return to two tours each day (at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) through the end of the year. (No tours on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Last tour at 12:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.)

     

    Presidents, dignitaries, royalty, and the upper class walked the halls of this magnificent hotel during its heyday. Designed for entertainment, relaxation and grandeur, Flagler's hotel incorporated all of the modern conveniences of the time, including electricity, running water, and a Thomas Edison clock, one of the first ever to be used in a public space. The Ponce de Leon is also home to the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows, with over 79 windows decorate the Dining Hall, which is included on the tour.

    On the legacy tour, visitors will be taken through several rooms in the old hotel, including the Rotunda, Flagler Room, and Dining Hall. Guests will see the beautiful murals painted by George W. Maynard, who also worked on the Jefferson Building and Library of Congress Building in Washington D.C. The impressive Flagler Room features Tiffany Austrian Crystal Chandeliers, and a large onyx Thomas Edison Clock.

    Flagler's Legacy Tours offer visitors a chance to step back in time to the Gilded Age and experience a true turn-of-the-century grand hotel. Tours last about one hour and depart daily from the main lobby (Rotunda) of Flagler College located at 74 King St.

  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm

    Address:
    999 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The Alligator Farm Zoological Park features a variety animal species, including hundreds of native alligators. The allure of wild reptiles and their powerful presence entice thousands of vacationers to visit the park in St. Augustine each year. Exhibits include lemurs, Komodo dragons, toucans, and a brand new sloth exhibit. The park is the only place in the world to see all 24 species of crocodilians in one place.

    Opening their doors in 1893, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of the oldest attractions in the area. George Reddington and Felix Fire began this attraction with their own collection of alligators in South Beach on Anastasia Island. After a series of storms and fires, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm was moved to its current location closer to historic downtown St. Augustine.

    Crocodile Crossing Zip Line

    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm offers an intriguing zip line and aerial adventure course called Crocodile Crossing. Guests can coast at eye-level with exotic birds and dangle above crocodiles on one of two courses that reach up to 30 or 60 feet high. The Sepik River course (35 feet high and about 45 minutes long) is $37 per person. The Nile River course is higher and longer (about 90 minutes) and costs $67 per person.

    And, for those who dare, Crocodile Crossing’s Python Challenge offers a 40-foot controlled free fall adventure. The price for the Python Challenge is $10 for one jump, $15 for three jumps, and $17 for two climbs and two jumps per person.

  • Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum

    Address:
    7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA .

    ¨ Meet some colorful characters from early Spanish St. Augustine and the Timucua village of Seloy

    ¨ Have lots of fun along the way!  

    ¨ Join other adventurers on an interactive trip through time. 

    ¨ This is NOT your average museum.  

  • Marineland

    Address:
    9600 Oceanshore Boulevard, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The World's First Oceanarium, Marineland opened in 1938 as "Marine Studios." Now a dolphin conservation center, Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers a number of ways to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, as well as hands-on exhibits and educational programs to inspire and connect guests with marine life.

    Marineland is located just south of St. Augustine on scenic A1A, and offers a Behind the Seas Park Pass for $22.95. This Behind the Seas Park Pass will take visitors below the deck to tour the facility and animal habitats and learn about Marineland Dolphin Adventure's unique and fascinating history spanning over 80 years.

    For a limited time, Florida residents with a valid Florida ID can receive 20% off at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Visitors can use the promo code FLRESIDENT to receive the discount when making reservations online.

    When visitors go "Behind the Seas" at Marineland, they'll have the chance to see dolphin training demonstrations, as well as daily shark and sea turtle feedings and education talks. In addition, guests may enjoy Marineland's new historical museum and step "below the decks," where they'll encounter hundreds of species of exotic sea life.

    The dolphins and trainers perform an exciting educational program daily at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and visitors may enjoy watching the shark feeding at 10:30 a.m. everyday except Thursday.

    This park pass includes an overview of the pioneering work in aquatic animal research, the advancement of life support systems for aquatic environments and exhibits featuring live animals of the Southeast region of the United States. Guests may finish their visits watching sand tiger sharks and sea turtles swim in their habitats in Neptune Park. Seniors (ages 60+) are $21.95. Children (ages 3 - 12) are $13.95

  • Fort Matanzas

    Address:
    8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    Fort Matanzas National Monument was built in 1742 to defend the city of St. Augustine from British attack. Located just 15 miles south of St. Augustine, it has stood in the Matanzas Inlet for well over 250 years.

    A remnant of Florida's Spanish past, today the fort is maintained by the National Park Service and is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visitors to Fort Matanzas take a short ride on a passenger ferry that runs hourly, beginning at 9:30 every morning. Both the ferry and admission to the fort are FREE.

    Fort Matanzas has a long history, closely connected with the founding of St. Augustine by Pedro Menéndez de Aviles. In 1565, Menéndez killed over 250 French Huguenots upon the shores of this inlet, including the famed Jean Ribault. Due to the history of the site, the Spanish named both the fort and the inlet "Matanzas," which means "slaughters" in English. That name carries on to this day.

    It is believed that a small wooden watchtower was always present on the inlet to guard the watery 'back door' entrance to St. Augustine. The fort that visitors see today was not built until British attacks increased along the Florida coast in the 1740s. Visitors will note some similarities between the construction of St. Augustine's fort, the Castillo de San Marcos, and Fort Matanzas because both are made of coquina. Coquina, a naturally occurring stone along Florida's east coast, is composed of shell fragments that are cemented together by the pounding surf upon the beach. This stone is easy to quarry and provided the Spanish with ample building material that was impenetrable to cannon fire.

    Fort Matanzas hosts frequent reenactments and living history demonstrations depicting the times of the early fortification. A reenactor is onsite almost every day during the summer, relaying the history of the fort to visitors. On Wednesdays and Saturdays (weather permitting), musket demonstrations are given on the hour from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Ferry Pass

    The ferry pass to Fort Matanzas is free and may be picked up at the Ft. Matanzas Visitor Center. The last ferry each day departs at 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.

    Nature Trails

    Along with being a historical site, Fort Matanzas also has some beautiful nature trails. A 1/2 mile boardwalk trail leads through the maritime forests at Matanzas. Visitors can walk on the shore, collect shells, fish, or picnic.

    Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A South in St. Augustine, just south of SR 206.

  • Fountain of Youth

    Address:
    11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15-acre, waterfront historical attraction, where visitors can learn about the first Spanish settlers who came here in the 1600s and the native Timucuans who were here to greet them. With a working archaeological dig on site, as well as several re-created Spanish and Timucuan buildings and dwellings, the park is bursting with history.

    It's also just a beautiful spot to relax, enjoy the views over the water from the 600-foot Founders Riverwalk or from the Observation Tower, sample the waters from the natural spring (Ponce de Leon's legendary Fountain of Youth?), and let the kids feed the roaming peacocks.

    The Fountain of Youth offers a variety of shows and living history reenactments designed to entertain and educate visitors -- the Planetarium, the two-story Discovery Globe mapping the routes of the early explorers, the Timucuan Village, and the reconstructed First Mission of Nombre de Dios.

    The Fountain of Youth Archeological Park is the site of the first Spanish settlement in the new world. Founded by Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, this is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America. Long before the Spanish came to La Florida, the Timucuan Indian village was established at this site for nearly 3,000 years. In 1513, Juan Ponce De Leon claimed Florida for the Spanish crown, though no colonies were successful here until Menéndez arrived in 1565.

  • St. Photios National Shrine

    Address:
    41 St George St, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, an institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is located just steps from the historic city gates of St. Augustine.

    This shrine is dedicated to the first Greek colony that came to America in 1768. This unique shrine is covered with exquisite Byzantine style frescoes, depicting many apostles and saints of the Christian church. Vibrant 22 Karat gold leaf highlights the frescoes and adds luxurious detail to the historical shrine.

    Inside the shrine are also exhibits displaying the life of the early Greek settlers and the development of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. Nearby is the St. Photios Chapel which is also open for visitors. The historic museum contains exhibits with various artifacts, photographs and historical documents of the Greek Orthodox settlers.

    "Our Plymouth Rock" is a special audio/visual tape that is available at the bookstore/gift shop at the St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine. This unique item creates a pictorial pathway that transports you to the shores of ancient Greece and along their journey to America.

    This beautiful shrine and museum in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine is a truly amazing site not to be missed!

  • Mission of Nombre de Dios

    Address:
    27 Ocean Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios traces its origins to the founding of the city of St. Augustine in 1565. On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed and proclaimed this site for Spain and the Church. Menéndez named this site Nombre de Dios, meaning Name of God. He put Father Lopez in charge of the mission, making him the first parish priest in St. Augustine.

    It was on these grounds that Father Lopez celebrated the first parish Mass and began the work at America's first Mission. At Mission Nombre de Dios, guests will find numerous artifacts, both sacred and secular, from the very beginning of the Spanish settlement in St. Augustine.

    A walking tour of Mission Nombre de Dios includes a number of interesting stops: the Prince of Peace Church, the Father Lopez Statue built by Dr. Ivan Mestrovic, the Great Cross, the Mission Plaque, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche, and Our Lady of La Leche Shrine, and the Rustic Altar. Visitors can also tour archaeological excavation sites or go into the Shrine Shop.

    The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios is located at the Great Cross just north of downtown St. Augustine. Parking is free.

  • Oldest Wooden School House

    Address:
    14 St George St, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The Oldest Wooden School House dates back to the early 18th century and is located on St. George Street by the City Gate. Visitors to the Oldest Wooden School House can tour the property and become acquainted with the daily life of colonial school children.

    The Oldest Wooden School House History

    No wooden structures in St. Augustine built prior to the year 1702 still stand because the British burned Spanish St. Augustine to the ground in that year. Tax records indicate that the wooden school house was present in 1716 and was built for the Genoply family. Located in the “Minorcan Quarter,” the original structure was a one-room, single-story building with a detached kitchen where food was made for the family to eat. Kitchens were commonly detached in those times to keep the house cool during the hot summer months and to prevent a fire that started in the kitchen from spreading to the house. A privy with a privacy wall was also kept away from the house, and so was the well. The house’s exterior was made out of bald cypress and red cedar logs bound together by wood pins and iron spikes, all made by hand.

  • St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

    Address:
    12 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum offers an exciting and educational museum experience that transports you and your family back in time over 300 years to Port Royal, Jamaica, at the height of the Golden Age of Piracy. Plan your visit with us today!

  • St. Augustine Wild Reserve

    Address:
    5190 Farm Creek Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092, USA .

    The St. Augustine Wild Reserve provides visitors with a rare opportunity to see wild animals up close. This facility houses over 50 large mammals ranging from tigers, lions and ligers to wolves. There are also over 30 smaller mammal species, including exotic squirrels, coati mundis, foxes, white-tailed deer, and various barn animals.

    The founder of the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, Deborah Warrick, welcomes visitors to the reserve by scheduling a tour appointment. Unlike a zoo that is open to the public at all times, the Wild Reserve offers only pre-booked tours of their facility. Tours are offered on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays at 2 p.m., for a donation of $30 per person. Children 10 and under are admitted for a minimum donation of $20, and kids five and under are free. These are walking tours that take close to two hours to complete and must be reserved in advance.

    The tour of the seven-acre facility is led by an experienced wildlife professional. Visitors can enjoy close-up views of the exotic animals, including a "tiger bubble bath" in one of the tiger habitats, and information about the biology of each species and how each animal came to the sanctuary.

    The mission of this non-profit animal reserve is wildlife education and conservation. The reserve will also transport the exotic animals to schools, churches, and other programs for educational presentations so that people can learn more about wildlife conservation. Call to book a tour and for information about private tours.

  • Oldest House Museum Complex

    Address:
    14 St Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA .

    The Oldest House Museum Complex offers guided tours, two museums, a colonial kitchen, ornamental garden and museum store to its visitors. Tours are conducted every half-hour and provide guests an overview of the culture and history of St. Augustine by discussing the residents of the Oldest House.

    Also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the structure is owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society, and is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial residence in Florida. In addition to the tour, visitors can also enjoy five centuries of Florida coastal maps, a museum detailing St. Augustine’s founding through the twentieth century, a replica kitchen and gardens featuring the native Muscadine grape.

    For additional information regarding the Oldest House Museum Complex, call (904)824-2872.

  • Old City Helicopters

    Address:
    4900 US Highway 1, North, Suite 400, St. Augustine, FL, 32095 .

    Old City Helicopters offers visitors a scenic aerial view of St. Augustine, Florida. There are a variety of tour options and custom tours are available upon request. The bird’s eye tours of St. Augustine take between 30 and 60 minutes. Adults and children are both welcome to come, but children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult. Walk-ins are accepted, and reservations are also available.

     

    Tour options:

    • North Beach Tour
    • Porpoise Point Tour
    • Old Downtown Tour
    • Porpoise Point & Old Downtown Tour
    • Anastasia Park & Old Downtown Tour
    • St. Augustine Beach & Old Downtown Tour
    • Fort Matanzas & Old Downtown Tour
    • Sunset Tour
    • Nights of Lights Tour
    • Custom Tour

  • Adventure Landing

    Address:
    2780 State Road 16, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    Adventure Landing provides an array of activities for kids of all ages, featuring mini golf, a go-kart track, batting cages, and over 70 interactive arcade games.

    The park's 18-hole miniature golf course challenges players with tunnels, waterfalls, and hills to putt through and over, while the quarter-mile go-kart track puts visitors' driving skills to the test. Drivers must be 56" tall to drive a single kart alone. Smaller children may be a passenger in a double kart, as long as they are at least 3 years old and 36" tall with a licensed driver. Children at least three years old and between 36" and 48" tall may drive themselves on a separate kiddie track.

    With seven batting cages, Adventure Landing provides one of the largest batting cage facilities in the area. Equipment is provided, or players may bring their own --  however, a helmet with a facemask is required in all cages. The cages have multiple pitching machines that pitch different speeds for both baseball and softball. Adventure Landing's cages are open daily and are available for team rentals.

    Over 70 interactive arcade and ticket redemption games are available at Adventure Landing's mega-arcade, with something for every type of player, from toddler to adult. Guests can drive, blast, and dance their way around the arcade, and earn tickets to choose a great prize at the redemption center.

    Located at 2780 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, Adventure Landing is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Go-Kart hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Fiesta Falls Mini Golf

    Address:
    818 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6711 .

    18 hole water themed miniature golf course located ocean view one mile south of the St. Augustine Beach Pier. 8 Giant waterfalls, 65 foot Spanish ship & tropical rain forest. Open daily & all year long. Ample lighted parking/bus parking. Delicious soft serve ice cream, Slush Puppies and deserts. Hours adjust seasonally.

  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre

    Address:
    1340 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    Your place for local concerts and venues

  • San Sebastian Winery

    Address:
    157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    San Sebastian Winery was founded in 1996 by Gary Cox, who always dreamed of owning a winery. Located just a few blocks from the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine in one of Henry Flagler's old East Coast Railway buildings, this winery has a very rich history.

    Cox's family-run business welcomes guests every day of the week for tours of the 18,000-square-foot facilities and a detailed overview of the exciting wine-making process, complete with a short audio-visual presentation in the upstairs theater. After the tour, guests are given a chance to sample a wide variety of delicious San Sebastian premium wines.

    Tours and Tastings: Mondays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last tours offered at 5:00 p.m.

    San Sebastian Winery also has a wine and jazz bar called "The Cellar Upstairs,” which is located on the rooftop of the winery building. This bar offers live music on the weekends, excellent wine and light appetizers. The Winery also features a gift shop, where guests can browse the wine selection or choose a special gift or unique gift basket. San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine is one of the premier wineries in the country, a pioneer in their unique development of table, sparkling, and dessert wines from hybrid and Muscadine grapes.

  • Spanish Military Hospital Museum

    Address:
    3 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, Florida, USA .

    Watch as our Apothecary creates medicines and discover how colonial herbs were the origins of some of the most popular medicines today! We are a Pet Friendly Museum!

  • Potter’s Wax Museum

    Address:
    17 King Street, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    The characters range from musicians and artists to presidents and kings, from Cleopatra to Princess Diana, and much more. At Potter's Wax Museum, visitors can meet Queen Victoria, Austin Powers, William Shakespeare and Harry Potter all on the same spot. 

    This unique attraction was founded over 50 years ago when George L. Potter began the business in 1949. He employed some of the finest talents in the world to make his wax figures, using meticulous research on every aspect of the person being depicted, right down to each freckle on the skin and hair on the head. The costumes of the original figures were created by B.J. Simmons and Nathan's, Ltd., the finest costumers of their day, and certified for historical accuracy by the British Historical Society.

  • J&S Carousel

    Address:
    180 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, USA .

    The J & S Carousel is a full-size antique carousel located in Davenport Park in St. Augustine, just north of the historic district. Kids love riding the painted horses (and one camel) as they go up and down while the carousel turns and the calliope music plays. Children and adults are welcome to hop aboard for $1.00 a ride. The carousel is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Davenport Park is located between San Marco Avenue and U.S. 1 on San Carlos Avenue, next to the Public Library building. The park includes a playground, with swings, monkey bars, slides (both open and closed), and a handicapped-accessible play structure.

    Originally called the C.W. Parker Carousel and built in 1927, the carousel was later purchased by a Ringling Brothers circus performer for $25,000. The carousel then went from a barn in Mystique, Michigan, to a children's zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1992, the carousel was restored by James Soules and Carl Theel, and it was brought to Davenport Park here in St. Augustine in 1994. Renamed the J & S Carousel, it has been delighting children and adults -- both residents and visitors -- ever since.