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“Not worth your time and money”

Spanish Quarter Museum
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Ranked #84 of 180 things to do in St. Augustine
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Owner description: A recreated 18th century village with people in period dress explaining the tasks and atmosphere of the times.
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not worth your time and money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

We took the 1pm Mesa House tour, which was the only thing somewhat interesting. There was no Señora Gallegos in the Gallegos house kitchen cooking and sharing her recipes (she must have gone out to lunch). The leatherworker was not informative at all; he just kept on lacing a tiny bag he apparently had made. Same story with the blacksmith, he apparently had just finished doing some iron work. We were told they were not doing the candles because it was too hot. Didn't see anything remotely looking like a refugee camp of 1782 or heard any stories about the hardships of not being a patriot (as claimed in the paper we were handed). We were out of there @ 1:45pm. Wish we had taken the Flagler College tour instead!

Visited June 2011
2 Thank Betty34549
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Learning made fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2011

I went to the Spanish Quarter Museum as a 4th grader and loved it. As an adult, I still enjoyed it. The actors in the village shared lots of interesting facts with us. The carpenter was absolutely the best. We were able to learn so much from him. There wasn't a candle maker or scribe the afternoon we went. But all the other areas were good. We were lucky and had free passes from our B&B. I'm not sure I'd be as impressed if we had to pay regular admission.

Visited May 2011
4 Thank mellojean
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not sure worth the money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

What we saw was nice and informative. The only problem was when we entered the lady told us everything was going on except candle making. When we got in, the only thing actually going on was the carpenter. I quess the black smith, sail maker, and the rest took a break all at the same time. Yeah right.

Visited May 2011
3 Thank crash0473
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Bend, Oregon
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427 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Living History comes alive here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

St. Augustine is THE OLDEST city in our nation (1560's) -- and this museum takes one back to the 1740's Spanish city. We spent several hours here talking to the blacksmith, the carpenter, and the local scribe! Don't miss the scheduled tour of the Mesa-Sanchez house, included in the admission price. Ask for the AAA discount! And stop by the Taberna del Gallo, adjacent to the musuem for some games and grog!

Visited January 2011
1 Thank CyndeM
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“poor excuse for customer experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2010

The scenery was beautiful but the demonstrations left something to be desired. We were there at the end of the day and only the church scribe and leather worker even bothered to give us a demonstration. The woman working in the colonial home was filling in as the hostess and was so extremely rude to my husband and I. If we hadn't already paid we would have walked right out. Not worth our $20.

3 Thank ssmith116
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