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ATTRACTIONS St. Augustine Lighthouse and ENTER the town’s most haunted building, the “Old Jail,” for an up close and personal encounter. Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.829.3800 or 800.868.7482 www.trolleytours.com Sit back as our talented Old Town Trolley conductors share the history, attractions and sights of America’s oldest city. Founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, St. Augustine is a unique city fi lled with colonial neighborhoods, magnifi cent Gilded-Era buildings and a kind of European charm all its own. This 90 minute tour features over 23 stops and covers more than 100 points of interest. Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains 170 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.829.6545 www.redtrains.com A narrated tour that features stops at all major attractions, historical sites, restaurants and shopping. We off er one day, three day and fi ve day ticket options which all include a conducted, seven-mile train tour of the Old City to more than 20 scheduled stops. St. Augustine Gold Tours 6 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.325.0547 www.staugustinegoldtours.com St. Augustine Gold Tours is the original and best St. Augustine tour company using a small eco- friendly quiet electric tour bus. Tours are limited to 6 passengers and the size of the vehicle allows you to travel the narrowest and quaintest streets of the Nation’s oldest city. The Tasting Tours 47 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.325.3911 www.thetastingtours.com Join us for exclusive TASTING adventures where you will experience the best that St. Augustine has to off er! Our 2-3 hour Tasting Tours will immerse you in the culture of our charming city while you sample delicious specialties from locally owned restaurants, hidden pubs and romantic inns. Historic Sites & Museums Castillo de San Marcos 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.829.6506 www.nps.gov/casa The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S., it was built (1672-1695) to protect the town and the treasure fl eets on their way home to Spain. It features daily demonstrations of Spanish military life, including musket and cannon fi rings. The Colonial Quarter 29 St. George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.342.2857 www.colonialquarter.com Take a captivating journey through centuries of St. Augustine, brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter. Experience 16th-, 17th- and 18th- century life in the Nation’s Oldest City with interactive activities, living-history demonstrations, immersive dioramas and graphical stories that highlight St. Augustine’s layered and unbroken history. Historic Tours of Flagler College 74 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.823.3378 legacy.fl agler.edu/tours Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the fi nest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day. Guided tours are available twice daily and hourly during summer and winter. Fort Matanzas National Monument 8635 A1A Hwy. S., St. Augustine, FL 32080 904.471.0116 www.nps.gov/foma On this site in 1565, the Spanish killed 245 French Huguenots in a struggle over control of Florida. In Villa Zorayda Museum Discover New Heights! Explore our maritime archaeology fi nds, our preservation of the oldest city’s maritime history through WWII and our intriguing past with a paranormal experience. Begin your own discovery at StAugustineLighthouse.org. A Gilded Age house museum built in 1883 by Bostonian Franklin W. Smith copying the beautiful architectural details from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. View the original art and antique collection while learning the Villa’s 135 year history with an audio guided tour available in English, Spanish and French. FREE PARKING while visiting the museum 81 Lighthouse Ave. St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 829-0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org 83 King St ree t • St . Au gu s t in e • Fl or i d a 90 4 - 829 -9887 • w w w.v ill az orayd a .c om FloridasHistoricCoast.com 33