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Address: 259 San Marco Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-824-8874
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A hands-on way to experience daily living activities from pre-European...
A hands-on way to experience daily living activities from pre-European times to 1926.
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School field trip

Accompanied my 7 year old here in a field trip. Didn't have time to do everything they had to offer. Am considering bringing the whole family for a visit so we can see more. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Michael H
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Accompanied my 7 year old here in a field trip. Didn't have time to do everything they had to offer. Am considering bringing the whole family for a visit so we can see more. Good time for the kids.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My 10 year old daughter and I had an enjoyable and informative trip to the Old Florida Museum. We live in St. Augustine and had been meaning to visit the museum since we typically enjoy most of St. Augustines attractions. The experience was better than I expected. This attraction is one of the newer ones relative to most attractions in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a Wonderful time at the museum. I have been to St. Augustine several times and had not visited this place before. Great history and interactive play, made this a Fun visit. Armando was awesome! !He was funny and very engaging.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went here in the late morning and found the people there to be first-rate, from the lady who operated the visitor center to the guides, Bella and Maria. It is sort of a guided tour of Ft. Menendez and the restoration and artifacts are very impressive. You get to walk around and see different areas, from living quarters to... More 

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Brookneal, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Old Florida Museum is a great first stop if you are just getting started on the history of St. Augustine! "Maria" guided us through life in St. Augustine in the 1500s. We dipped candles, played games, explored the loom, made a wattle fence, ground corn two different ways, target practiced with native "darts" and got to touch everything we possibly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a historical, outdoor museum for kids. They can touch and play with a lot of stuff. Great for toddlers and elementary school kids.

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 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 

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