Local Area Attractions
Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
The fort is the oldest & largest stone fort in the continental US. It was built by the Spanish during 1672 - 1695 with blocks of coquina. Castillo de San Marcos is located on the waterfront in downtown St. Augustine. Open daily except Christmas Day. The hours are 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Flagler College Tours
Tour the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a luxury resort for the rich and famous, built by Henry Flagler in 1887. This resort was famous for Tiffany Windows, artwork and architecture, and is now home of Flagler College. Guided tours run daily.
Fort Matanzas National Monument
This Spanish outpost fort was built in 1740 - 1742 to guard the Matanzas Inlet and to warn St. Augustine of British or other enemies approaching from the south. The monument is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on A1A.
Fountain of Youth
It was here on the site of the ancient Indian village of Seloy that on April 3, 1513, Ponce de Leon came ashore to record the first moment of our nation's history, the discovery of the continent of North America. Explore 15 acres and 500 years of history among the oaks and magnolias.
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The Original Savory Faire Food and Wine Tasting Tour
Eat, Drink and TASTE your way through St. Augustine's delicious historic culinary influences on the Original Savory Faire Food Tour. Your Culinary Guide explains how certain foods made their way to the New World as you are presented with a special selection from the chef at each hot-spot for food, friends and fun. You'll also receive a special heritage recipe gift card set as well as some other goodies along the way. $49 per person, additional boutique wine pairing package available for $19 per person. Tours depart at 1:30 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office.
Downtown offices open 7 days a week 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival
The sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland come alive at Francis Field on Castillo Drive. Celtic clans from around the world show their ancestral pride, Highland games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength, the St. Patrick's Day Parade marches through the streets of the Oldest City's Historic District, and vendors offer up Celtic cuisine and hand-made crafts. Scottish and Irish bands playing both traditional tunes and modernized renditions of the ancient Celtic music appear live on stage throughout the two-day festival - arguably the best collaboration of Celtic artists assembled in the United States. Festival hours are Friday, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission or VIP tickets $55 each.
An epic series of events commemorating America's beginning provides an entertaining and memorable celebration of the 450th birthday of St. Augustine -- the nation's oldest city. Held at various venues throughout the city, the celebration includes a Music Festival and Stage Performances (Sept. 4&5); Spanish Music and Dance Performance (Sept. 6); Gala Real 2015 & Fireworks (Sept. 7); Menéndez Landing Re-enactment, Procession, Commemorative Mass, & Street Festival (Sept. 8); and the Spanish Wine Festival (Sept. 9-12).