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St. Augustine History Museum Tours

St. Augustine History Museum
An ideal stop for history fans, the St. Augustine History Museum features everything from replica ships and vintage toys to treasures discovered off the Florida coast. Find artifacts, photographs, and ephemera showcasing an ever-evolving St. Augustine, dating to the days of Spanish and British rule—all displayed in the museum's galleries.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Address: 11 Estey St, St. Augustine, St Augustine, Florida 32084, USA
Admission: Varies
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St. Augustine History Museum Admission

St. Augustine History Museum Admission

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As the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, St. Augustine’s history is as long as it is fascinating. Explore collections that bring to life over 400 years of Florida and St. Augustine history with admission to the St. Augustine History Museum, which includes special exhibits such as a replicated Timucan American Indian village and a room with real Spanish silver.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.39
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St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Explore the best of St Augustine on this narrated Old Town trolley tour. See more than 100 points of interest such as the Old Jail, Flagler College, and Spanish Colonial neighborhoods. Discover more about America’s oldest city, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, from your friendly and informative conductor who shares interesting narration about St. Augustine's history.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.15
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Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

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Explore the best that St Augustine has to offer with admission to three historic attractions plus a hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. Visit the Old Jail, the St Augustine History Museum and the Oldest Store Museum Experience, plus more than 100 other points of interest among the city’s top attractions. Board the trolley at any of the 22 stops. It's a great way to see everything St Augustine has to offer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book St. Augustine History Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Augustine History Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 St. Augustine History Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Augustine History Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Augustine History Museum costs USD 6.39. Guided St. Augustine History Museum tours start around USD 6.39 per person. See all 2 St. Augustine History Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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