Old St. Augustine Village

area1Set inside a single city block, nine historic houses, dating from 1790 to 1910, make up what is known as the Old St. Augustine Village. The layout for this section of the city is exactly the same as it was planned to be in the 1572 town plan, which is also on display in one of the village’s exhibits. There are five galleries tucked between the buildings, within their walls, as well as in courtyards. In the houses that have not been converted into exhibit spaces, they have been fully restored and are complete with beautiful gardens and courtyards that are manicured to perfection! The Prince-Murat House, the Canova House, the Dow House, and the Star General Store area just a few of the buildings that make up this tour series of exhibits and historical buildings. In addition to exploring these unique buildings and seeing the 1572 town plans, visitors can also see the archeological record of the 16th century hospital and cemetery. The property was also the site of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation reading, freeing the slaves of Florida.

You will become fully immersed in the rich history of the oldest city in America; full of exhibits, culture, old world charm, and local restaurants nearby allows this to be a great central location for the beginning of your St. Augustine vacations. It is located along the tram line as well, allowing you to visit many more places in the same day if you so desire to. The Old St. Augustine Village is truly a gem within this ancient town.

area1Set inside a single city block, nine historic houses, dating from 1790 to 1910, make up what is known as the Old St. Augustine Village. The layout for this section of the city is exactly the same as it was planned to be in the 1572 town plan, which is also on display in one of the village’s exhibits. There are five galleries tucked between the buildings, within their walls, as well as in courtyards. In the houses that have not been converted into exhibit spaces, they have been fully restored and are complete with beautiful gardens and courtyards that are manicured to perfection! The Prince-Murat House, the Canova House, the Dow House, and the Star General Store area just a few of the buildings that make up this tour series of exhibits and historical buildings. In addition to exploring these unique buildings and seeing the 1572 town plans, visitors can also see the archeological record of the 16th century hospital and cemetery. The property was also the site of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation reading, freeing the slaves of Florida.

You will become fully immersed in the rich history of the oldest city in America; full of exhibits, culture, old world charm, and local restaurants nearby allows this to be a great central location for the beginning of your St. Augustine vacations. It is located along the tram line as well, allowing you to visit many more places in the same day if you so desire to. The Old St. Augustine Village is truly a gem within this ancient town.