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Address: 14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 19048242872
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Description: The St. Augustine Historical Society owns and operates The Oldest House...
The St. Augustine Historical Society owns and operates The Oldest House Museum Complex. Our onsite attractions include a guided historical tour of the oldest house, a history museum, gardens, colonial kitchen, and a map gallery.
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Good to see one time

The tour was short, approx 30min. They did not allow to take pictures on the inside , only the outside. It was very interesting to hear about the different owners and how the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was ok. Only access the house with the tour. The guide was nice but just going through the motions. Not worth $8 ea in my opinion.

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Valrico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The tour was short, approx 30min. They did not allow to take pictures on the inside , only the outside. It was very interesting to hear about the different owners and how the house was used. Very well preserved, and the grounds were well kept. The small museum inside had some very interesting artifacts. The price for my family was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

House can only be entered with a guide, and unfortunately our guide was very mechanical and lifeless. He basically repeated his spiel the way he's probably done it a thousand times. If you skip this site you won't miss anything, just the fee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I just returned from our day in historic St Augustine. We both agree that the worst money spent was on the tour of the Oldest House. We walked in, and an older lady said nicely, "Oh, a tour already started. Would you like to join it or wait an 1/2 hour?" We decided to go right then,... More 

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Orange Park
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting old house and beautiful grounds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting the Oldest House. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. I can't remember her name but she had a New York accent. She went into great detail of history of the old house and told interesting stories. I would recommend visiting. It wasn't an expensive tour and was very informative.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our young boys are I to history and begged to go here. Lots of history to this place, but one time is enough. We do not regret spending the money, but like I said one time is enough.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the place to go to take pictures. Gorgeous grounds. The outdoor kitchen makes for a beautiful backdrop. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining! If you stay at the St. Francis Inn, the tour tickets are half price, only $4!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was "OK". Its a small house with a lot of history, outside of that is doesn't offer a whole lot. Its worth checking out if your in the area though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I loved everything about St. Augustine, and this house was my favorite because of its preservation and simplicity. Tours are every half hour and cost $16.00. The burned remains of the original house built in the mid-16th century have been found beneath the current 1702 coquina (shellstone) structure. After years of renovations and "upgrades," the house has been restored to... More 

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