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Fort Menendez

259 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-8874
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Type: History Museums
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Okeechobee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I really liked that this was kid friendly, even for a four year old. My son interacted throughout the park and learned new things. He earned coins for doing different jobs that he traded at the end in the gift shop. As a parent I learned many historical facts about the area. He liked being a guard, grinding corn, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My 12 years old Daughter and I visited Fort Menendez today. My review will be really short. We need less restaurants and lot more museums in St Augustine. The city is one big history site. People that live near by and visitors should be able to learn more about this part of the state of Florida. My daughter and I,... More

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Herrin, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great time with the kids would recomened this place to anyone....It was an interactive fun with great people and fun things to do!!

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Palatka, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I took my 7 year old son to this museum and we were both impressed with the hands-on activities for the kids. Learning to make candles, crushing oyster shells, operating an antique well were all fun for us. That being said, the historical information on each period was sparse, even for children. Although I found our guide, 'Esparanza', to be... More

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Daniel C, General Manager at Fort Menendez, responded to this review

First off I would like to thank you C W from Palatka for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review. We find reviews both rewarding and also very helpful in pin pointing the best of our museum and what may need some attention. Without making excuses for your experience, we find it hard to anticipate the amount of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited the fort today and I have to say I was very impressed. Tickets were super reasonable, staff was extremely friendly and exhibits were fun and interactive! Included in the admission was the tour, exhibits, candle making, Indian necklace making and complimentary bottles of water. I can't remember the last time I visited somewhere and didn't have to pay... More

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La Belle, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff here makes the adventure come to life!!! My son loved that he could not only touch whatever he waned but that he could receive "money" (gold Ducado) for doing so! These Ducados can be used later in the gift shop as a discount. We also learned how to play a old bowling style game, make candles, crush oyster... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After hauling 7 kids around St. Augustine we decided to go back one more day to check out Fort Menendez. WHAT A HIDDEN GEM!!!! We had a fabulous time exploring this hands on "museum." The kids were able to make candles and necklaces to take home. And, had a great time earning coins answering questions on our tour to spend... More

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New Haven, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was by far the best history museum for kids I've seen-and we go to Williamsburg frequently. The kids each got an occupation and were paid for doing different tasks. At the end they could spend their money in the gift shop-which they LOVED! It was very well done and you couldn't beat the price for such an enjoyable afternoon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was surprised at how good of an attraction this was. This really well done. Our guide was excellent. She engaged the children and adulrs alike. I learned a lot. We all had a great time. I would recommend this attraction to all families visiting St. Augustine.

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Lakeland, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very interesting place that kept my four kids (all Boys) interested for hours. They loved the interaction with the exhibits and the tour guide was able to answer all the kids local history questions.

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