First Colony

First Colony, St. Augustine: Address, Phone Number, First Colony Reviews: 4/5

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Kimberly N
Kingsland, GA22 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
Good overview of Saint Augustine. So many peoples took possession of Saint Augustine over the years, and it was helpful to see how it all happened. The information was well written and well presented.
Written January 1, 2016
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Kat B
Fernandina Beach, FL105 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
You must check this out and all places to learn more about the people who lived here.Just be very careful and quite so you don't miss anything said .

Written November 4, 2015
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Vincenta H
Davenport, FL7 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
First Colony featured an informative place to start in St. Augustine. I found the information and historical relics to be top notch! It really gave me a jumpstart on being the "expert" on the culture and background of the town. I especially liked the interactive features. I would highly recommend this experience for history buffs like me.
Written March 27, 2015
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pdmills12
46 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
This was a "freebie" that we got when we purchased the tour passport at the visitor's center. It is a small static display museum with many interactive touch screen displays. Takes about 15-20 minutes to see everything. However the walk to it through the streets of St. Augustine was awesome. Would see it again.
Written January 19, 2015
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floridonna
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL73 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
A bit on the dry side, but extremely informative on how the area came to be. Mostly museum-ish. I like a little more intereaction making history come alive. I could see this as a great place for the 4th grade Floridians to learn about the state history.
Written October 14, 2014
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Robert_B037
Winter Haven, FL307 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
This was basically a "freebie" as a part of the Combo ticket for The Colonial Quarter and The Pirate and Treasure Museum. If one wants to learn about the early Spanish period in Florida, take the 30-45 minutes to walk through this exhibit. While it is "quite dry", is still is very informative. It is a relatively new attraction so maybe it will grow as time moves on.
Written September 10, 2014
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Sonny S
Melbourne, FL43 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
I love Florida history so my girlfriend and I decided to give this museum a try. As mentioned in the title, it isn't very expansive, but it has a lot of really cool artifacts and the interactive presentations bring a little extra to the table. I recommend paying a visit to this museum. It won't take very long to get through it, but it still offers an informative and educational experience.
Written July 23, 2014
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Andrea M
Colorado35 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The First Colony exhibit located in the Government House was quite interesting. There were all kinds of displays which showcased the remains from the Native Americans through the Spanish, the English, the French and the Americans. We learned what they ate, how they survived, the tools they used and what their houses looked like. I especially liked the interactive computer screen in a small recreated hut which showed a map of the area of the original settlement and had certain characters describing what their jobs were and how they led their lives. I had gone expecting a bigger display and was told it took perhaps 45 minutes to an hour to see everything, but I wasn't in there 30 minutes. However, it might vary. The gentlemen at the museum store was a long time resident of the city and was very informed and helpful, suggesting other sites to see and helping me with the map. Altogether an enjoyable experience.
Written July 12, 2014
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Lyjrmo
Naples8 contributions
Over all nice museum, but I would skip it. Hit other museums that were more interesting. My kids were very board with this museum. If you are a museum buff you will enjoy.
Written June 27, 2014
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Carol G
Menaggio, Italy188 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Fascinating museum, very well done. Small enough to tour in less than an hour, and they did a great job of creating some hands on displays that could keep the kids interested. I rate a museum by how much I learn while there. I knew next to nothing about the Spanish colonists who built Saint Augustine, long before the Pilgrims colonized the North. In less than an hour I learned a whole lot!
Written June 4, 2014
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