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The Oldest Store Museum

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Address: 167 San Marco Avenue, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-9729
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.
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$38*
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Fun and Facinating

We chose to do this only because it was part of the package deal we purchased. We thought it was just a store you walk in and look around. It is very big inside and has so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Lynn244
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We chose to do this only because it was part of the package deal we purchased. We thought it was just a store you walk in and look around. It is very big inside and has so many history pieces in it. You can not go in yourself. Our tour guide was very good, he looks and acts like he... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This tour takes about ten minutes. It starts with an interesting semi demonstration of around 5 old machines. It goes down from there as the move you to the warehouse for 5 boring minutes and then you are on your own in one other room which takes 30 seconds. The 15 people who toured at our session were out of... More 

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Vilano Beach, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The store really is better than i thought it would be. The actors bring to life what it might have been like to live in the 1900's. Much to see and the experience is well worth the brief time it takes to tour the store.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This exhibit is really interesting. When you go on tour they treat you like you were an actual customer of store in early 1900's. Our guide was George and he was excellent. He tried selling you several things from time period in store (not actually part of show) he also showed several state of the art technology from that ime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a true step back in time. Great tour with lots to see and learn about. The guides know the facts of their tours.

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Indianapolis
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262 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

St Augustine is full of attractions so you have to prioritize. The store is neat and the guides do a great job. In most areas this would be a solid 4 but it fades a little in comparison. If you have an extra half hour and are in the area, go. But don't make a special trip. But hey, they... More 

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Historictours, Manager at The Oldest Store Museum, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that our tour did not meet your expectations. At the Oldest Store Museum Experience, we work hard to provide a fun, informative vacation experience for all of our guests. We want you to enjoy St. Augustine and all the great history it has to offer Because we believe so strongly in the quality of our tour,... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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192 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good tour with animated tour guides. We were lucky to only have 6 people in our group, so we could see everything and ask questions. We got to see so many of the things used generations ago and envision what life must have been like for them. At the end of the tour, we were given the option of staying... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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