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Address: 48 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-825-5033
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Clean, Informative, and Quiet

This museum is operated by the Univ. of FL and took us about 45 minutes to go through. There were some interactive electronic displays that might hold the attention of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Scott N
Lakeland, Florida

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Lexington, South Carolina
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416 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I was very fortunate to be visiting St Augustine and discovered the King and Queen of Spain would be at the Government House that Friday. Lots of Spanish Flags on the balconies and all over town.The King gave a speech on the balcony facing the park. How awesome! The museum is on the ground floor and is run by the... More 

2 Thank kythoro
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We lucked out and were there on 09/18/2015 and got to see the ACTUAL king and queen of Spain! They were in town to celebrate the 450th anniversary of St Augustine! Remember it is the oldest city in America! It was a magical experience! Honestly it was just pure luck that we were there Friday!

Thank Alyx M
Oldsmar, Florida
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I wanted to like our visit a lot since AAA rates this a "gem"; I disagree. It is very clean and new exhibit. Very small comprised of about 4 rooms to explore. We were through in15 minutes. A few newer interactive exhibits and nice history and I really wanted to rank this higher...but I can't.

Thank Shawn P
Jacksonville, Florida
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130 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is where it all began. When needed the Governor would come out on the balcony and decree to the townspeople below whatever the King of Spain wanted. How cool it would have been to be a fly on the wall back then. They have some awesome exhibits. Not a big place but still worth a look!

Thank Gambit L
Lakeland, Florida
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This museum is operated by the Univ. of FL and took us about 45 minutes to go through. There were some interactive electronic displays that might hold the attention of a teenager, but the displays were a bit sluggish. Kids younger than about 7 might not be able to see them either, as the displays are horizontal and flat, like... More 

Thank Scott N
Lakeland, Florida
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We came here on 6/28/15. This is a good little museum my kids had a good time as well as my husband and I did too. Make sure you get there no later then 4:30 so you can look and see everything.

Thank Reni1983
Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent small museum run by. University of Florida. The museum encapsulates early St Augustine history and culture. It also is not politically correct in that it does not attempt to romanize early St Augustine founders showing both the good and the bad.

Thank Dave1701Vol
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

when preparing for the trip someone recommended this as a first stop. i would have to agree. its a great way to get an overall history lesson of the area and our nation. take it all in and do not rush it. allow a good hour.

Thank LNS4
York Haven
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120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

What a great way to learn the early settlement history of at Augustine well done museum presentation and would highly recommend

Thank cruizn302
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The museum was not overwelming as to size but it packs a lot of early history and is a great place to start your visit to the city that is older than dirt

Thank SouthernDew

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