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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, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: A hands-on way to experience daily living activities from pre-European times to 1926.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: A hands-on way to experience daily living activities from pre-European times to 1926.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Brookneal, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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