St. Augustine History Museum
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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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.
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