Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 32

Lightner Museum Attractions and Tours No matter what your hobby or interest, we have an attraction for that! With more than 60 attrac- tions to choose from, including some great new additions, any visitor’s “to-do” list of adventure is going to be several days in length. Conquistadors, Pirates and Alligators, Oh My! There’s so much to see and do throughout the 144-square block historic district. The Castillo de San Marcos rises prominently above the Oldest City. The Colonial Quarter takes you on a journey through three centuries of Spanish and British colonial life. The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum has the world’s largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts and a “treasure hunt.” Climb 219 steps for an amazing view at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. The Fountain of Youth is more than legend, it is the place where Pedro Menéndez founded St. Augustine. Experience the gilded age at the Lightner Museum, Villa Zorayda or a tour of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagler College. Find the Perfect Tour! Take the Old Town Trolley, Ripley’s Red Train or a horse and buggy ride. Ancient City Tours serves groups with history and paranormal tours. Explore Tours operates a fun and quick shuttle around town. Gold Tours’ electric slow speed vehicle takes you off 30 the beaten path. Shawna Tours en Espanol is a bilingual guided walking tour. Wander through a museum of the bizarre at the family-friendly Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. At St. Augustine’s Old Jail, built in 1891, costumed “deputies” show you cell blocks and the sheriff ’s quarters. The Kids Krew Tour leads families through the city as kids learn the history of pirates and become part of the crew. Greet ocean friends at Marineland Dolphin Adventure and the St. Augustine Aquarium. The Medieval Torture Collection is not for the faint of heart. And the escape room at Escape U requires all your puzzle solving skills to make your way out. And intrepid visitors can fi nd a ghost tour every night of the week. St. Augustine Alligator Farm