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The Oldest House Museum Complex

14 Saint Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-5047
+1 904-824-2872
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The St. Augustine Historical Society owns and operates The Oldest House Museum Complex. Our onsite attractions include a guided historical tour of the oldest house, a history museum, gardens, colonial kitchen, and a map gallery.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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14 Saint Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-5047
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"historical society"
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"our tour guide"
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"explore the grounds"
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"francis inn"
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"small museum"
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"augustine history"
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"cool history"
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"small group"
in 4 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 2 reviews
"love history"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
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"great tour"
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"a wonderful job"
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"trolley ride"
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"gift shop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To truly get the flavor of what life was like way back then, take one of the guided tours where you will learn about the different families (some Spanish, some British) who called this home and the different circumstances of their lives.

Thank Jonathan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I was here, this was a place to visit and was set up like the old days and you could tour this house. It was amazing. Now, it is closed up and nothing is going on....sad....

Thank Lovebus279
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to start your visit to St. Augustine. The Gonzalez-Alvarez House is a national landmark and the tour includes a small museum. Our guide was very good and explained a lot on the building of the house and the changing lifestyles...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to The Oldest House. As a local, we sometimes overlook the tourist attractions. I'm glad my visiting friends wanted to take a tour here. Our tour guide, Kevin, was by far the most well informed guide I've ever had the...More

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another great time - our guide was very knowledgable and very cool leanign about the different families who built and lived in the home - thanks for the fun

Thank Randall S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. After my first visit I took friends a few weeks later.

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Maggie, did a great job of presenting the oldest house and it’s history to us. It was very interesting to see how people lived in this area over several hundred years. There is a small area with some history of Saint Augustine...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The Oldest House is interesting and has nice gardens despite the recent hurricane. The guide, Michael, was informative and friendly. An overall great experience.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

When doing the Old Town Trolley Tour the other day my wife wanted to make sure we made this stop. After taking the tour with the knowledgeable tour guide, my wife commented the "oldest house" was well represented in the book based on the book...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This was a 45-minute tour full of history. Kevin was an excellent tour guide. Tickets $10. After the tour, you can walk around the small gardens and museum.

Thank diannem689
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