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Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District
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Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District

By Spyglass Travel
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$25.00
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Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-100, max of 15 per group
Duration:
1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Historical Narrative of the city of St. Augustine
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Tolomato Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Grace United Methodist Church
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Entry/Admission - Flagler College
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de San Marcos National Monument


Departure details
  • St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center, 10 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA Our tour will begin between the City of St. Augustine parking garage and the Visitor's Information Center on the compass that is found between those two structures.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 309492P1

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District
  • The entire tour is outdoors in the fresh air and Florida sunshine, allowing for the safest conditions available.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District?
How much is Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District?
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What is the Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District cancellation policy?
Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District?
Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District is hosted by Spyglass Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Spyglass Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Walking History Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 309492P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center
    10 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
    Our tour will begin between the City of St. Augustine parking garage and the Visitor's Information Center on the compass that is found between those two structures.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tolomato Cemetery
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Grace United Methodist Church
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Memorial Presbyterian Church
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Flagler College
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Plaza de la Constitucion
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    City Gate Spirits
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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339mailep
339mailep
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Ghost tour pub crawl
My husband and I absolutely loved the ghost tour! Best ghost tour ever! I highly recommend the pub crawl. Jazmine o
kendra g
kendra g
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Lots of Wicked History.
Very informative. Had a great time. It was raining and she tried her best to keep us dry, safe, and still going so
iriskG2528GI
iriskG2528GI
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Excellent
Could not have had a better experience with Kevin. Knowledgeable forth coming with any recommendations
Chelsea M
Chelsea M
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A Must When Visiting St. Augustine
A highlight of my most recent trip to St. Augustine, this tour was thoroughly enjoyable and educational. The tour g
Cjmastcc
Cjmastcc
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Wonderful haunted walking tour
Had a great time learning about St Augustine’s haunted history. Kevin is very knowledgeable, friendly and makes it
Carolyn12309
Carolyn12309
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Hidden history revealed!
This tour was fantastic! Everyone in my group loved it. The tour guide has done an incredible amount of research on
abbyclasper
abbyclasper
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Wicked tour
This was a great tour and Ann was extremely informative! Overall a great tour and we enjoyed our time.
nathanmK768LQ
nathanmK768LQ
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Fun, Historical Ghost Tour
Kevin was an amazing guide. He took us to the hugenuot cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, the fort, and the city gate
politicalbjshsf
politicalbjshsf
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Fun and interactive
Very fun and interactive learned a lot of history and your guide was amazing very good would recommend.
898jacquieb
898jacquieb
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Best Ghost Tour in Town!
Our guides stories and interaction with our group. Kevin shared such knowledge and history of the area which kept t
lcfl
lcfl
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Informative and fun
We were fascinated by Ann Colby's extensive knowledge of St. Augustine. Don't miss this tour. You'll learn abou
Ivana_Loves_2_Travel
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Not the Best Ghost Tour in St. Augustine
I have been to St. Augustine several times and the walking Ghost Tours are a must. This one was by far the worst. T
Mackash
Mackash
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Ghost tour on our family vacation
Absolutely an amazing tour. Very informative and rich in history. The tour is not over the top in theatrics and the
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dalerG6176ZL
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Best of the Bunch
You have a lot of ghost tours to choose from on St Augustine. This is the best one. I have been on many ghost tou
Wadegirls3
Wadegirls3
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Best Ghost tour!
We chose this tour after reading about Spyglass Travel and their commitment to being historically accurate. Kevin
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Cindy H
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Kevin was a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of St. Augustine and shared it in a very entertaining way. He packed so much into the 90+ minutes and made me wanting to learn more. All four of us agreed that he really made our trip! I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about St. Augustine and spend time with someone who knows and loves his city.
Written April 12, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much. It's truly my honor to get to share our history with great folks like yourself. So glad you enjoyed it!
Written April 13, 2022
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Sue B
Petoskey, MI35 contributions
We so enjoyed Kevin’s tour of St. Augustine! It was so good to see the sights while hearing the story behind them. We’ve decided that city tours are well worth the money because they offer a perspective that is missing when you go in “blind”! Kevin’s extensive knowledge of history, along with his sense of humor, made this a memorable and enjoyable experience. Go for it—you won’t be sorry!!
Written March 28, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much for the recommendation. Its a privilege to share our history with visitors like yourself.
Written March 29, 2022
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Theresa ingram
Mount Ephraim, NJ2 contributions
Friends
Kevin was very knowledgeable and led the group on a very interesting tour of the main attractions of the city. As others have pointed it out, the tour is over 90 minutes, However he kept it moving at a nice pace. I would advise wearing comfortable shoes and not being in a hurry. Kevin was also great at giving reommendations for restaurants and other activities around town.
We took another tour earlier in our stay and it was interesting to compare the differnt point of view! We highly recommend this tour and each of our group of four voted this tour as our favorite!
Written May 3, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Those are such kind words, thank you so much. I do tend to run long, but I just can't seem to stop talking history. So glad everyone enjoyed the experience.
Written May 3, 2022
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Ioana T
Basel, Switzerland47 contributions
We had a wonderful morning walking around St Augustine with Kevin. He is very knowledgeable and shared the story of St Augustine such way that even my 12 year old twins were very captivated and lasted the entire duration of the tour. In addition to learning about history of St Augustine, Kevin also have us lots of ideas what else we could do during our stay in St Augustine. So a tour with him is the perfect way to start your vacation!
Written August 7, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much for the very kind words. Its an honor for me to get to share our city's history with guests like yourself and your wonderful family. Have a great vacation!
Written August 8, 2022
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Tracey T
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This is a very good tour for history buffs. Kevin knows his stuff! And he has a pleasant and funny sense of humor. He is an excellent story teller and explains history in an easy to follow fashion. He was thorough, almost too thorough with explaining St Augustine history. It could be abbreviated for some subjects like the conjecture about Flagler’s wives and other personal commentary. It’s a 1.7 mile walking tour through the city streets. Be sure to wear comfy shoes, wear a hat and bring water. We saw beautiful sites especially the churches, the fort, Flagler College and the city square and learned many interesting things on the tour. Although the tour was described as 1.5 hours, be sure to schedule 2+ hours, but I personally think it should be 2 hours max! It was a very hot morning and by 2 hours we had exceeded our saturation point for information, sun and heat. Stopping in the shade and being able to sit down a few times throughout the tour would have been helpful. All in all I would recommend the tour but be prepared if you are not used to the Florida heat and humidity.
Written May 16, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and will take your suggestions to heart. Have a great vacation!
Written May 17, 2022
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Deborahjune
Toronto, Canada635 contributions
One of the best walking tours that we have ever been on. Our guide Kevin was really knowledgeable and told great stories about the history of this wonderful city. We went way over the 90 minute time that we paid for - we were closer to 150 minutes!! Kevin really loves what he does and it shows. He took the time to explain lots of interesting things to us and answered all our questions. He was great. Money and time well spent!
Written March 6, 2022
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spyglasstravel
I'm humbled by your kind words. Its my pleasure to share our city's amazing history with folks like you.
Written March 7, 2022
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Susan G Knapp
Asheville, NC5 contributions
Keven is super knowledgeable about the history of St. Augustine and is an amazing storyteller.

He focuses on the real stories and details that you can’t just read on street plaques and signs, and he lets you know what what typical tourist information isn’t historically accurate.

He really knows his stuff, has lived in the area for close to 50 years, is a great presenter and highly personable and fun. This was a great way to learn about St Augustine… Kevin’s tour is a great value.
Written February 24, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much for those kind words. It was my pleasure to share our history with you. Please come back and enjoy our city again!
Written February 26, 2022
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Amy M
1 contribution
Friends
What a wonderful experience! Kevin’s knowledge of history was vast! He kept everyone’s interest & attention by his delivery, which was dramatic and humorous! He continued the tour a 1/2 hour past it’s posted end time. He was very kind and welcomed any and all questions or comments. I would highly recommend this if you want to get a good sense of St. Augustine and it’s incredible history.
Written July 25, 2021
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much! I had a wonderful time sharing our history with people who truly love history. So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Written July 26, 2021
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Phil M
Stowmarket, UK24 contributions
Kevin from Spyglass Tours was excellent!!! The tour was scheduled to last for 90 minutes but we were mesmerised for over two hours with both his knowledge and unique method of delivery. He obviously not only knows his home town but equally loves imparting his knowledge to visitors. Historical facts were interwoven with anecdotes and personal experiences as well as how restricted development over the past century has protected the historic fabric of the city. If you only have time for one tour of St Augustine, make it this one!!!!
Written April 2, 2022
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spyglasstravel
Thank you so much for those kind words. It is truly my honor and pleasure to share our wonderful history with guests to our city like yourself. Again, thank you so much!
Written April 3, 2022
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Sara G
Bakersfield, CA21 contributions
I was visiting with my two teen daughters. I knew they wouldn’t be thrilled with a history tour but I pulled my mom card and decided to do this at the beginning of the trip. We ALL really enjoyed it!

Kevin is a great guide, the pace is easy, and the information is engaging. Kevin makes a point to note good restaurants, tourist traps, misinformation about the city, and worthwhile activities to do next. He even passed out his business card so we could text him questions about the city during our stay.

If you’re like me, it’s easy to get caught up in WHICH tour to take. Though I can’t compare from direct participation, here are some thoughts from observing:

I’m very glad we didn’t do the train tours. The speakers are extremely loud and distorted. There is no engaging with a guide and they seemed very impersonal. Some other tour companies had booths set up on corners and seemed very pushy.

Kevin’s group was small and personal. Kevin himself was friendly and engaging, not a salesman pushy type.

Tips:

1. take this tour at the beginning of your trip - it changes the way you look at the city and impacts which things you’ll prioritize doing.

2. Bring a water. The tour ran close to two hours.

3. Whatever you bring with you, pack light. Kevin is great at finding shade and places to lean or sit but there is a good deal of standing by nature.

I’m a bit of a history buff and loved this tour. My teens, who were indifferent at the start, ended up really enjoying it too. They probably could have wrapped it up a bit earlier, but I could have stayed for more! Ha! I highly recommend!
Written April 16, 2022
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spyglasstravel
You and your daughters were a delight. I'm so glad you, and they, enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I hope I added to your experience and they you all visit us again soon.
Written April 17, 2022
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