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The Oldest Store Museum

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Address: 167 San Marco Avenue, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-9729
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.

This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.

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Quite interesting

We found this tour to be very interesting as they had many old items from the general store that many people probably have never seen or haven't seen in many decades. We would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this tour to be very interesting as they had many old items from the general store that many people probably have never seen or haven't seen in many decades. We would recommend to anyone doing the trolley tours. Our only complaint was that we felt a little rushed as we lagged behind taking in their artifacts in the... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For $3 more with the jail tour, you can tour the Old General Store & it is DEFINATELY worthwhile. It's a trip back to Little House on the Prairie as you go back in time with the clerks & they show you all the goods & items sold & their prices. The store offers everything from powdered milk, to gingham... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got this tour through a package I purchased with the trolley tour. It was pretty informative. Everytime I see the old stuff it makes me glad I don't have to use it today. It makes me really thankful for my washing machine! I am not sure I would pay a lot to visit outside of the package.

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SW Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we visit every time we are in town. Love this store. Lester was our host this trip. He was great! Got to see the quiet milk shake maker! Don't miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Also part of the Ghost Tour, this place has and interesting history. The collection of old bottles is really beautiful and the recipe of the "medicine" that was in them is fascinating. The history behind the owners of the store and the store itself was fun to hear and the store is quite spooky at night in the dark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again great experience listening to stories of the days.... Had old type critters a washing machine that a Billy goat walked on to wash clothes.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impression was judging the tour by the title: the old store? Didn't sound fun. For kids, it probably isn't, but for adults - and especially older ones - it's definitely interesting. The first part of the building is where outrageously strong drugs and remedies were once sold - which also doubled as a post office and local hangout. The... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it would be more informative and interactive. I was disappointed that most of the tour is self guided.

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West Kilbride, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum doesn't take more than an hour to go round and you are with a guide (mainly). Nothing is really old (because it's America) but St Augustin is the oldest European settlement so a few bits stretch before the end of the 19th Century. A very knowledgeable older man explains the back shop while an irritating young girl does... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Combine this with the Hop-on, Hop off Trolley Tour and the old jail for a fun and educational way to re-live a bit of history. The actors are great and will make you feel like you are really there to shop.

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