The Oldest House Museum Complex
A must-see on your tour of the nation's oldest city.
The museum complex, owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society, includes Florida's Oldest House,
two museums, a changing exhibition gallery, an ornamental garden, and a museum store. Your admission ticket gives
entry to all facilities.
The Oldest House|
featured attraction, the González-Alvarez House is the oldest surviving Spanish Colonial dwelling in Florida. The site has been occupied since
the 1600s and the present house dates to the early 1700s. Since 1893 visitors have toured the house to see evidence of the Spanish, British and
American occupations of St. Augustine and to learn how the residents lived. In 1970 the U.S. Department of the Interior designated the house
a National Historic Landmark.
||The Manucy Museum|
Discover how the Oldest House fits into the
dramatic story of the nation's oldest city, a saga of exploration and settlement, Christian missions, treasure
fleets, pirate raids, wars and sieges, trade and commerce, land booms and railroads, resorts and tourism.
The Manucy Museum, located in the 1924 Webb Building, the first edifice in Florida designed and built as a museum,
presents St. Augustine's only exhibition that covers over 400 years of Florida's history.
||Page L. Edwards Gallery|
Located on the first floor of the Dunham Building, the Edwards Gallery presents changing exhibitions of materials drawn
from the Historical Society's rich collections as well as traveling exhibits from other museums. The building also
contains the Society's administrative offices.
Oldest House Garden|
Protected from the street by high walls is a traditional ornamental garden where you can relax amid plants grown
by the Spanish, British and American colonists. The garden is a popular site for weddings.
Peek into a typical 18th-century-style kitchen detached from the main house.
distinctive gifts, souvenirs and St. Augustine's best selection of books on local and Florida history.
Visit our online store on this web site!
Hours and Admission
The Oldest House Museum Complex is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
except Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and Easter. Guided tours begin every half hour, with the last tour starting at 4:30 p.m.
|Senior (55+) & Military ID $7.00|
|Student (6-18 & College) $4.00|
|Children < 6 Free|
|Discount rates available for groups of 15 or more|
Discount Coupon: Click here (PDF file) to print out a coupon good for $1.00 off adult admission.
Limit two guests per coupon. Cut out the coupon and present it at the admissions window
to receive your discount.
How to Find Us
The Oldest House Museum Complex is located at 14 St. Francis Street in St. Augustine.
We are five blocks south of the city's central square, the Plaza de la Constitucion, and across the street from the headquarters of
the Florida National Guard.
If you are heading south on I-95, take Exit 318 at SR 16 and turn left. Continue to the intersection of US 1 and turn right.
Turn left at King Street, continue on King Street to the bayfront and turn right on Avenida Menendez. Go straight until the
street makes a 90 degree turn to the right. After that turn you will be on St. Francis Street. The Oldest House will be on
your right. Go one short block, through the intersection with Charlotte Street, and turn right into the Oldest House parking lot.
Free parking for Oldest House guests.
If you are heading north on I-95, take Exit 311 at SR 207. Turn right and go until you reach US 1. Turn left and go about one-half
mile to the intersection with King Street. Turn right and continue as described above.
The Oldest House is a regular stop on the routes followed by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and the Historic Tours of America trolleys.
The St. Augustine Historical Society 271 Charlotte Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084
904-824-2872 Fax 904-824-2569 email@example.com