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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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The tour and guide were very interesting as well as the grounds were peaceful and relaxing. The inside displays were good

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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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 14 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 45 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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San Francisco
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95 reviews
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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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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The tour and guide were very interesting as well as the grounds were peaceful and relaxing. The inside displays were good

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have a 10, 7 and 5 year old. I felt like this place was going to be a hit or miss. But seeing how everything is so expensive, we felt it was worth it to stop by. We got there just in time for the tour, which runs every 30 minutes. We enjoyed every minute of it, and loved... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Well done! Guided tours can sometimes be too long. This one was perfect... the right amount of information presented well. Check out the map room as well as the courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were walking by and decided to stop in mainly because of the museum. It lays out the history of St. Augustine which is confusing in a very clear way-- well worth the admission. The tour of the house was so-so… the guide more interested in telling us his story, than the story of the house and didn't say much... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great place to go . You actually get a feel of the house as you tour . You can almost close your eyes and feel what it was like to wake up in this house way back when or come home and enjoy dinner after a long day.it eventually became a bar where English sailors would go to drink away... More 

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Address: 14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 19048242872
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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