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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, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Getting married
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Getting married

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The tour could be 20-25 minutes of interesting facts about the history of the occupants as well as architectural changes over the years. Grounds are peaceful and well kept, and the museum displays were well done. The quality of the tour is completely dependent upon the docent- Ours often interjected personal comments that were somewhat dour and off putting, which... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I wouldn't keep going back here but it is a must see if never been. The tour guide was ok, but seemed to forget some things cause she kept saying - Oh I forgot to tell you about.... Neat part of history.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The site is composed of the Gonzalez-Alvarez home, Museum store/Florida history room, courtyard, small kitchen house and the Map house. Unless you have several days in St. Augustine, this is not one of the top sites to visit. A docent will tour you through the Gonzalez-Alvarez house which takes a total of 10 minutes (first and second floors). Unless you... More 

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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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