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Government House Museum

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Address: 48 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-825-5033
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This was my second visit to St. Augustine but my first visit to the Government House Museum. I like museums and I like history. I don't mind reading. If you're here to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Flint
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was my second visit to St. Augustine but my first visit to the Government House Museum. I like museums and I like history. I don't mind reading. If you're here to see the early history, this is a very good place to start. Walk around for an hour, then go outside and visit the old town. Have lunch and... More 

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Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Despite being regular visitors to St. Augustine, this was our first trip to the Government House museum. The displays were very well done and the layout was excellent. There were several "hands-on" things geared to children - but we tried them out anyway - FUN! I would say it took us about 30 minutes to walk through and see everything,... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very nice museum explaining the origins of St Augustine and its surroundings including historical facts about Indian tribes of the past. Also very informative about how the various colonists lived and what they had to endure. Wouldn't exactly reccommend for young children - but more for children over 12 or those interested in the history of St Augustine and its... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited this weekend. Took about 35/40 minutes to get through all the reading on the walls. Most of the information you can glean from other places of interest. I thought that there could of been more "hands on", but saying that the hands on features they do have are very nice and I am sure smaller kids would love to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful building and exhibit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great look into history and had an interactive screen that the kids will love.

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United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very nice interactive exhibits, showing interesting Native American history and role of slaves as property owners in early St. Augustine. Not a must-see, but very interesting if you have time.

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a must see for history buffs. The museum is well laid out and you can tour at your own pace, taking as much time as you like to go through all the exhibits.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

New museum (with new admission fee) provides a very good overview of the history of St. Augustine, from the founding to the present.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was part of an Explorers Pass we bought and I wish they really had included something else besides this. Our son, who is 12, was completely bored. You just walk around reading posters about Florida history which was just a repetitive narrative of the things we previously visited. Not worth the time or money...

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William M, General Manager at Government House Museum, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the First Colony exhibit at the Government House. I hope you and your son were able to enjoy the seven different touch screen interactives throughout the exhibit, as well as the artifacts collected from in and around the city. We take pride in telling a side of St. Augustine's history... More 

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25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I agree, I wasn't sure about this one!! But, I loved every minute!! Easy to understand, some interactive experiences and professionally well done, even this NON history buff loved it! If you have children, as a teacher, I recommend this one for sure!

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