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Government House Museum

48 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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Palm City, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Coleman, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
83 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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372 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This museum was better than anticipated! All the writing and explanations were in English and Spanish--quite appropriate for a Floridian founding museum. I learned a lot and can recommend it for sure!

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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

High quality museum exhibits describing all the historical elements during the founding years. I learned much that was new to me. Well worth the cost of admission.

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