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Old Florida Museum

259 San Marco Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-8874
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Type: History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A hands-on way to experience daily living activities from pre-European times to 1926.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited here following a recommendation from one of the Ripley's Red Train drivers. It was well worth the trip and our girls loved the hands-on activities. The staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable. Our oldest uses a wheelchair at times and we had no trouble throughout the museum. All experiences, even the "pirate ship" are handicap accessible. It was... More

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Daniel C, General Manager at Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

I am glad you followed the recommendations of the Ripley's Red Train driver and came to visit us in the museum. We are constantly building up the experience and hiring the very best guides we can find. Your experience confirms that all out hard work is paying off. I am glad your children had a great time and we look... More

Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went as a group of 150 4th graders from Sarasota. This experience was above and beyond any expectation I had. We learned so much about the history! Our group couldn't have been more pleased with the passionate staff. Will go again next year!

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Daniel C, General Manager at Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have your school come to our museum and we look forward to seeing you again next year! It is easy to give great tours and have positive results when the kids are ready to experience and learn like your kids did on this trip. Have a great summer. More

Graham, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Some interesting information on Florida with empasis on the First People that were here and their customs and lives.

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AngelaHelfrich, Public Relations Manager at Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Let me just start by saying Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum. How unfortunate that your time spent here was not sufficient. We of course invite you back and please bring your family along for the fun. Feel free to contact me Angela Helfrich the General Public... More

Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I've been to St Augustine many times and never know of this "attraction." Luckily I chaperoned a 4th grade field trip and we were able to "play" In the Spanish settlement and Indian Settlement. How cool that the students we are able to role play during the educational part and then get to "work/play" as the Indians and Spanish did.... More

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AngelaHelfrich, Public Relations Manager at Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and visit to Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum. We are glad you had an amazing time here as our guests and hope you plan a return visit soon in the future. We pride ourselves on being an all hands on interactive history experience and are delighted to see that we are reaching our... More

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

"Have you ever been to a museum where you can't touch anything? Well this isn't that kind of museum!" The kids loved this type of introduction. Indian village, planting crops, face painting, pounding shells and dressing like Spanish explorers are just a few of the things we got to do. Very fun and educational.

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AngelaHelfrich, Public Relations Manager at Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review submission on Trip Advisor for Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum. We are delighted that your visit with us merited such a great response. We pride ourselves on being an all hands on interactive history museum and it is such a pleasure to see that our goals are being reached. In our experience... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had a great time it took about 2 hours our guide "Maria" was very informed learned a lot about early life in St Augustine. Definitely worth seeing.

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Clermont, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This was a most excellent tour. We were a group of adults and greeted with the same enthusiasm that I read about for kids. Because of this, it was the best tour we've experienced. We learned about early Floridian life, making candles and such. I recommend this to anyone who is willing to interact with the tour guide. Great, great... More

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Friend or foe! A ship! Candle-making! Corn grinding. Washable Indian face paint and tattoos. These are just some of the intriguing things we experienced at this museum, while learning about Timucuan Indians and early Spanish settlers. It is geared to elementary- age children. Upon entering, each visitor in a group is assigned a role, such as cook, builder, scribe or... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Saw an online deal for this and thought why not check it out? Since it involved outdoor hands-on activities I waited til it was cooler and was glad I did as it is essentially an early wooden Spanish fort/compound and a mock Indian camp of the same era--naturally with no AC! There weren't many guides on hand as it was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Loved Armando and all the information. He was very engaging. Continually got me to work for coins. Made candles. Played a game. Generally walked between the rain drops to learn a lot about a very interesting part of history. The actor makes the time period come alive. Asking what job you want, listing about 4 but allows for the 'tourist'... More

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