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Address: 48 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4449
Phone Number: 904-825-5033
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Excellent Interpretive Exhibit of Dugout Canoes of the Americas

Definitely a must see while in St Augustine. Even though it is in the center of town it is easy to miss. Really excellent interpretive material about the archaic and post-archaic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Definitely a must see while in St Augustine. Even though it is in the center of town it is easy to miss. Really excellent interpretive material about the archaic and post-archaic canoes found at Newnan's Lake near Gainesville during the drought of 2000. Additional well done displays on canoes and paddles from other Aboriginal cultures throughout the Americas. And did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum and are grateful that we did! It had very informative exhibits appropriate for nearly all age levels. It had a couple small scale take home activities as well that the kids did participate in. There were some good photo opportunities for everyone. I was pleasantly surprised at this museum and our kids enjoyed many of... More 

1 Thank theoutfield33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Great building housing a free dugout canoe exhibit. Extremely kid friendly. Nice place to get visitor information. Building is also used for wedding receptions. The King of Spain gave an address from the east balcony in September 2015 just as his father had 10 years previously.

1 Thank BigP34
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very informative on the history of dug out canoes and the 100's found in Florida. Very informative exhibit with a lot of information on the archaeology involved. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful to us. Free of charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The University of Florida set up a museum in the middle of the city. Free admission! It had interactive things for children (design your own oar, pullies & flaps). My son enjoyed the canoes. My husband and I enjoyed the history. It was a really great stop, and nicely air conditioned.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's free, and it's in the heart of the city so it's easy to find. Had great artifacts to see inside.

Thank Tamanna R
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Did I say it was free? YES FREE!!!! And it is air conditioned and provides and interesting interactive activity suitable for adults and children. I assume the exhibit changes from time to time but when I visited it was all about some old dug out Indian canoes that had been discovered so the exhibit was all about that and the... More 

1 Thank Chris S
High Point, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Government House is worth seeing. both for the building itself and the exhibits inside. It's just the first floor, but the exhibits are interesting AND there are restrooms available as well. Also a good place to get info about St. Augustine in general.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I popped in to check out the FREE Dugout canoe exhibit! I learned a lot and the exhibit is first class. It was nice to enjoy the AC, and there are more exhibits regarding the building, near the rest rooms.

2 Thank TaurusMom
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

I was very fortunate to be visiting St Augustine and discovered the King and Queen of Spain would be at the Government House that Friday. Lots of Spanish Flags on the balconies and all over town.The King gave a speech on the balcony facing the park. How awesome! The museum is on the ground floor and is run by the... More 

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