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Gonzalez-Alvarez House (Oldest House)

Address: 14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-824-2872
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Getting married
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Getting married

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Best known as "The Oldest House" is open 9am to 5pm,. The last our at 4:30. The tour takes 30 minutes. It is so interesting I have been to this tour a few times. The house was occupied by the British, Spanish, and Americans. Guides are terrific. They take you through the whole house, plus the beautiful gardens. Eugenia Price... More 

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West Palm Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a cool visit. I found that the history of the families that lived here was compelling. It was like taking a trio through the centuries that the house has been here and the changes the house had been through, as well as, the city of St. Augustine. We had the privilege of our tour guide's passion for the... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The house and grounds were very nice and very interesting. I found the outdoor kitchen the most fascinating The old dude tour guide will put you to sleep if youre not careful, he may be a robot.

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a necessary stop if you're in St Augustine. In a city known as the oldest continuously inhabited city in America, this house is the oldest. Even if you're not interested in history, it's amazing to be in such an old house. The tour guide knew the information very well and presented it clearly. The history of the house... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Although the tour guide was informative, I was not impressed in the house. The landscape seemed dirty and unkept. The tour starts off with the first original modest owners then becomes a card playing bar with a secret stairs leading up to the bedroom. Kinda scary and we were wondering what this was implying? Tacky...I would not waste my time.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A fascinating complex of historic buildings at the heart of St Augustine that brings to life the history of the city before it became a luxurious holiday destination in the 1th century, Brought to life by an excellent guide.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you visit Saint Augustine you must see the oldest house. The tour takes you through the various modifications from the Spanish and the British. Make sure you make time to sit in the garden it is beautiful.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was thinking that this tour would have just been about a broken down house with rotten wood and crumbled concrete....BUT NO it was much more. We had an excellent tour guide that told us all about the history of the house from who bought it and when and what changes they made to it. You can tell the major... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had trouble finding the location of this house. There were no tours available, nor hours listed when we arrived and nothing in the pamphlets I had. The grounds and exteriors are beautiful, it would be nice to see more and get more information sometime.

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Tampa, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
44 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

The house and grounds are beautiful and the free parking was nice. The tour was exceptionally informative and the guide was quite enthusiastic about the subject. One thing that was cool was the canon ball that was stuck in the wall from one of the pirate attacks. The biggest thing that was a disappointment...no pictures allowed inside of the buildings.

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