St. Augustine Attractions
Since this city is over 450 years old there is no doubt there is a lot of history to see by simply walking up and down the streets. But it can be overwhelming so here are our recommendations by century:
16th & 17th Century:
Not too far from Hemingway house is the Colonial Spanish Quarter, a section of the city designated as a living history museum. Visitors experience what life was like for the founders and settlers of St. Augustine as actors live life as it was lived in the 18th and 19th centuries by tending to livestock, gardening, cooking and working as craftsmen.
St. Augustine is also home to several very old and very historical forts. The Castillo de San Marcos is one of this and has the distinction of being one of the first national monuments, recognized in 1924. It was built in the later part of the 1600s by the Spanish, and was then used by the British, starting in 1763. Today, you can tour the fort and learn about its history, including the conflicts and wars that centered around it.