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Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

14 St. George St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
888-653-7245
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Type: Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this site. Its super historical and very awesome to see. I went to school for education, so for me it was particularly interesting.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's tiny & maybe lame that you have to pay, but it's still cool to look at. I thought the store was really cute with its throwback toys & books. I think it is worth taking a peek into history.

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

this is such a cute tour, and kids seem to really like it,,,after you view the inside of the school you have a courtyard which is a lot of fun with an outside outhouse you can take pictures in,,fast tour but fun,,,,

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wonderful place to visit in St. Augustine. It is a treat to visit historical sites such as this. Great reminders of going back to the basics of education--before computers, before calculators, before dry erase boards

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Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent $4 each to go inside the oldest wooden schoolhouse and see the inside and associated gardens. It's a one room building with 2 'talking' figures, giving you the history of the place. That's it. We spent about 10 minutes, walk through the small garden (which was nice) and left. If this were free, great. Go see it. Otherwise,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My sister-in-law and I are both teachers and saw online that teachers get in free to the schoolhouse. This is not the case. We didn't mind spending $4 to enter, but it was maybe a 10-minute experience. It was a place that's fun to say "I went there!" and not much more.

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New Haven, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I thought the kids (ages 5, 3, 1) would love seeing the oldest schoolhouse but there really wasn't much there at all. It was fairly cheap and the gardens were pretty but I don't think we will ever go back.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

It truly transports you back to a simpler time. It lets you get a front row seat in seeing just how schools were back in those times. Very informative and not pricey. Be sure and add this to your travel agenda!

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Old school and gardens with a very unique "foundation". Instead of being constructed on a foundation the building was anchored by a large anchor in the ground and large chains about the structure and attached to the anchor.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Interesting way to see how school was so many years ago. It's not very big. You can see it all in about 15 mins. Worth stopping by down St George street.

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