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“School's In Session” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
14 St. George St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
888-653-7245
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cedar Hill, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
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“School's In Session”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a nice step back into history. It was interesting alone just to see the chain running through the building and linked to an anchor to hold it down in case of hurricane and though this is a brief tour destination (maybe 15 minutes, 30-45 if you walk around the gardens and really look at the artifacts and take pictures), it was worth the money spent.

With a coupon our admission was $4.00 per person. Taking into account the grounds are well kept, the gardening is impeccable, the artifacts on display are interesting, and there is a small little "teachers" gift shop; I think the money is well spent by those who maintain this little step back into history so, I'm not going to complain about the price.

I found that they have a website prior to our trip but, it's just a general information page and I was pleasantly surprised to find them on Facebook of which I have also found they regularly keep active. They post historical pictures and tidbits of the site as well as things going on around the local area. It was also interesting to find out they hold weddings in the garden area.

Ultimately, though likely a once in a life time stop, it was my time well spent at a place where a little piece of history is well maintained.

Visited July 2013
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“No value for your money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Best thing would be to just take pictures from outside, I paid to see an old urinator and lizards. To tell you the truth I was more amazed with the outside of the building that's where my gf and I took pictures of each other, the building it self is a 5 star for historical looks the tour inside a 1 so will rate it a 3

Visited August 2013
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“15 minute average sight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Not sure the $$$ is worth it. You see a school house, outhouse, well, and lots of lizards!
You are in and out of there lickety split.

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It would be a great place to take kids to see what a one room schoolhouse was like compared to today's massive schools. We managed to learn a few things while we were there too.

Visited July 2013
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“Wishing Well of Dreams!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Got to take the most romantic picture with my hubby over the wishing well behind the school a great place to visit take lots of pics its such a beautiful sight!

Visited July 2013
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