Monthly Archives: July 2017

St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest city, located on the northeast coast of Florida. It is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach.

There are a lot of things to do in St. Augustine. Visit the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. In 2005, St. Augustine’s first black public high school was re-invented as Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center, then became the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. The museum features exhibits about St. Augustine’s African-American heritage, tracing the history from the beginning, through the Civil War era to the modern day. My friend down at Orlando business phone service, loves to visit St. Augustine when he can.

Another must-see is Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation’s oldest city. Located in the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513, historic St. Augustine is the oldest successful European settlement in the US. Colonial America started here, 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock.

Another interesting place to visit is the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. The Museum serves 225,000 visitors each year. The museum researches aspects of maritime heritage including boat building and the history of the local shrimping industry, and maintains a growing collection of World War II artifacts focusing on the history of the U.S. Coast Guard in St. Augustine. Admission also includes a tour of artifact conservation areas featuring artifacts from historic shipwrecks. Visitors can climb 219 steps up the historic lighthouse to see a breathtaking view of St. Augustine and the waters of the oldest continually occupied European port city in the continental United States.

St. Augustine, Florida also offers a variety of outdoor activities, like golfing, fishing and charter boat rentals, horseback riding, parks and nature preserves for hiking and camping. There is something for everyone in St. Augustine. The heritage and culture of the old city are still deeply relevant even today.