Private Historical Tour of St. Augustine

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Duration1 hour
Guide LanguageEnglish
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This is an extensive and educational tour of St. Augustine, Florida. Explore the cultural events that made St. Augustine a key component in world history. The tour is conducted on our electric golf carts in the downtown area of St. Augustine passing by all the main historical structures and areas.  Between The Mission Nombre de Dios, Castillo De San Marcos, The Ponce De Leon Hotel (now Flagler College),  The Cathedral Basilica, The Tolomato Cemetery, The Saint Francis Barracks, and The Plaza De La Constitución...there are endless adventures waiting to be discussed.  The driver is your guide and you are welcome to ask questions.  During the tour your guide will point out historical attractions and places of interests while discussing the history of charming St. Augustine. We stay seated and on the vehicle for the duration of the tour.

Itinerary

This is an extensive and educational tour of St. Augustine. Explore the cultural events that made St. Augustine a key component in world history. The tour is conducted on our electric vehicles in the downtown area of St. Augustine passing by all the main historical structures and areas.  Between The Mission Nombre de Dios, Castillo De San Marcos, The Ponce De Leon Hotel (now Flagler College),  The Cathedral Basilica, The Tolomato Cemetery, The Saint Francis Barracks, and The Plaza De La Constitución...there are endless adventures waiting to be discussed.  The driver is your guide and you are welcome to ask questions.  During the historical tour your guide will point out historical attractions and places of interests while discussing the history of charming St. Augustine.
Between The Mission Nombre de Dios, Castillo De San Marcos, The Ponce De Leon Hotel (now Flagler College), The Cathedral Basilica, The Tolomato Cemetery, The Saint Francis Barracks, and The Plaza De La Constitución...there are endless adventures waiting to be discussed.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the oldest Catholic Church in the city and the oldest parish in the country.
Tolomato Cemetery is located in St Augustine, Florida, the oldest European-founded city in the United States, and was in use as a cemetery from the 18th century until 1884.
The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios traces its origins to the founding of the city of St. Augustine in 1565. On September 8, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed and proclaimed this site for Spain and the Church. Menéndez named this site Nombre de Dios, meaning Name of God. He put Father Lopez in charge of the mission, making him the first parish priest in St. Augustine.
Located on Marine Street, the St. Francis Barracks were constructed of coquina between 1724 and 1755 by Franciscan friars. The barracks were converted for military use when Florida was possessed by the British in 1763. n 1821, Florida would be claimed by the United States and the US Army took control of the barracks until deactivation in 1900 when it was leased to Florida State Troops, the forerunner of the present-day National Guard, in 1907.
The Plaza de la Constitución sits at the center of our historic city. It is bordered by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Trinity Episcopal, and the Government House, the plaza faces the Bridge of Lions and features a central pavilion used for city events, private events, and live entertainment. There is also a public market that has been in use since the 1500s, when fish, vegetables, and other goods were traded here.
Pedro Menendez de Aviles founds the city of St. Augustine at the Timucua village of Seloy, located at today’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
Built by the Spanish in St. Augustine to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets more than 450 years of cultural intersections.
Also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the structure is owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society, and is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial residence in Florida.
Flagler's Memorial Presbyterian Church was dedicated on March 16, 1890. The old Presbyterian Church on St. George Street was vacated as the congregation moved to the new sanctuary with room for 480 worshipers. Flagler built the church for his daughter Jennie Louise Flagler, who died in 1889. He chose Carrere & Hastings, the same architects who built the Ponce de Leon Hotel. Its design is based on the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, Italy.
Completed in 1927, the Bridge was constructed during the extravagant land boom times in Florida. It was designed as a work of art as much as a transport for cars, connecting downtown St. Augustine with Anastasia Island.
We will pass by without stopping.

Inclusions

Please include phone number reachable the day of the tour
Pickup at specific locations in the downtown district by request only*

Exclusions

We do not offer parking. Please plan accordingly. Come early to secure parking.

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.