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About St. Augustine, Oldest City in the U.S.

St. Augustine

The nation's first settlement (1565) is brimming with history and European flair, where horse drawn carriages still clop down St. Augustine's cobblestone streets. In 144 blocks of National Historic landmark District you can see the oldest wooden schoolhouse, the oldest jail, store museum, and view many historic shrines, monuments and churches such as the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine (1797.) Walking tours are available as well as horse drawn or bicycle pulled carriage tours, train and trolley tours.

Tour information is available by calling Visitor Information: 904 825-1000 or:

  • Roland Loveless Walking Tour: (904) 797-9733

  • Ghostly Walking Tours (904) 461-1009

  • St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains (904) 829-6545

  • Saint Augustine Historical Tours (904) 829-3800

    Other interesting sites and activities include:

  • Zorayda Castle is a scaled down version of a real castle called Alhambra, a Moorish palace in Spain. This castle features a Sultan's Den with gaming table, Egyptian room with a 2,300 year old rug woven from cat hair, a Tower Alcove and secret passageways. (904) 824-3097

  • The Alligator farm - home to over 700 alligators and 200 crocodiles in this zoological park. (904) 824-3377.
  • The first Ripley's Believe It or Not
  • Visitor Information: 904 825-1000

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