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The Oldest Store Museum

Address: 4 Artillery Lane, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-9729
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It takes you back in time. The two gentlemen were very good at explaining and their acting and information made this tour a good one to see. Will recommended to everyone who wants to see a little piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Tour was very informative and Hattie was awesome! Would definitely make a stop if your around the area!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A short, but very interesting travel back on time. Museum guides are mora like drama actors, who take their performance seriously.

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Windermere, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We bought passes for the trolley and they guy talked us into getting this entrance too. Probably wouldn't have gone if not for that but it was really neat inside to see all the items. I felt like I walked into the set of Little House on the Prairie!! take the time and go see this.

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Miami
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is what a General Store or Mercantile really was like. It has a lot of merchandise in a small place. Our guide was knowledgeable. She demonstrated the one hole corn shucker, and explained some of the goods that were carried in the store. In the back was a video and many old bicycles & farm implements. There where washing... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The people who did the presentation in the store were knowledgeable and entertaining. I'm not a fan of "character tours" since so much energy is spent on "being in character" that some opportunity for real dialogue is lost. If you are in to "how did people live in the past 100 - 150 years it's interesting.

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Pembroke Pines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a fun little tour with very energetic guides that show u all the nick nacks of the era. My only complaint is that I thought it was a bit overpriced for the size of the museum.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had Ulysses as our tour guide and were actually the only two on the tour at that time. We enjoyed it. Tour guide knew his stuff and was a fun character to interact with. Worth the fee.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The store had lots of interesting items, but it was pretty packed in a small space. Once again, the guide was playing a character so we didn't care for that. In the back there were more gadgets and a different guide, but there's not enough time in either area to get enough information. Too many items in a small space... More 

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GMDavidC, General Manager at The Oldest Store Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at our museum. It's always great to hear from our guests and the input we receive from them is invaluable. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you can access from the customer service page of our website. More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

From the moment you walk in, you feel like your immersed in a time machine back to where our ancestors had to manually use machines and appliances that didn't use electricity. (Think "Little House on the Prairie") The tour guides are dressed in period clothes, and are very informative. The nice things about this museum is everything is setup as... More 

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