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“Why is this small gem hidden?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Tours of America - St. Augustine

Historic Tours of America - St. Augustine
167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
1-888-912-8687
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Owner description: Join us as we explore how St. Augustine and Florida grew and prospered under Spanish, British, French and American rule. Experience the building of Flagler's Railroad that started in St. Augustine and went 128 miles out to sea to Key West. From the Indians to the Spanish Galleons and Pirates to the Revolutionary War, you will find Florida's history a fascinating story.
london
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“Why is this small gem hidden?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visited relatives in Florida and they advised us to visit St Augustin , the oldest city in USA. We were surprised that this information did not appear to be nationally or internationally known. It is 2 hrs plus from Orlando but worth every moment. We learned so much of this city struggles and on going development. You can visit several old buildings, including the old jailhouse, the old school and the alligator farm. All very fascinating and educational.
It is in a beautiful location, therefore go and see for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

Visited February 2014
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Larkspur, Colorado
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“Good Overview of Historic St. Augustine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We purchased a multiple day pass combined with some of the popular sites (Flagler College, Lightner Museum, Villa Zoraya, Colonial Quarter) and used it two days. The 2nd day it was raining in the morning and we were provided with a rain poncho. The Old Town Trolley driver/guide uses a prepared script that highlights all of the historic sites on the trolley route. You can get off at any stop, visit the site, and then get back on another trolley.

Visited January 2014
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“2nd time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I enjoyed this and especially the ghost tour and was able to use the trolley if we wanted to or not. Our driver David was fun and informative.

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Brandon, Florida
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“Riding the Trolley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was such a good thing. We were able to get off and on the Trolley all day long. Taking our time where and when we wanted. Really a good thing for visiters.

Visited October 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“BACK KILLER”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

These folks have a great concept, they just need to invest some $$ in equipment ! The 3 day pass, on and off, tour folks are good, the seats will send you to the Dr. ! Be advised it looks like they all disappear for lunch from 12-12:30 with little or no notice. We were told to wait 5 minute for a ride back to our hotel and 45 minutes later the trolly arrived. Had they simply been honest and told us they were OTL we would have walked the 1/4 mile. This company has better equipment in other locations so I don't know what their problem is with St. Augustine. Check out the red train, same concept, may be more enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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