“An oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Nestled in the outskirts of the historic district of St. Augustine is a grand oak tree with sweeping branches. Many visitors and residents pass by without giving it a second glance, but those who do stop get to see the oldest living thing in the Nation’s Oldest City. During your next stay at Agustin Inn, take some time to see the Old Senator Tree in St. Augustine, FL.
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Why You Should Visit the Old Senator Tree in St. Augustine, FL
It may shock you to learn that The Old Senator is estimated to be over 600 years old. While it has lost a branch or two in recent history, it’s in fantastic shape for what certainly could be considered a senior citizen.
Stop by Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
This landmark is near another famous historic site in town, The Fountain of Youth. Some locals wonder if this is the reason why the Old Senator Tree has thrived for centuries. This legendary spot was once the Timucua village of Seloy. During his search for a rejuvenating fountain, Ponce de Leon famously came upon this village and named the area La Florida, or “new land.” Over 50 years later, Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded the city of St. Augustine at this very same site. Today, visitors can see the famous spring, as well as the remains of the Timucuan village and living history demonstrations.
Enjoy a Tour of Old Town St. Augustine
The Old Senator Live Oak is a scenic 15-minute walk from Agustin Inn. If you’re not in the mood for a walk, you can purchase a ticket to one of the local sightseeing trains instead. It’s the 20th stop on the route by Ripley’s Believe it or Not’s Red Train Tours. The tree is also the 22nd stop on Old Town Trolley Tour’s schedule of stops. Guests of Agustin Inn can easily buy a ticket to the Old Town Trolley. Simply include this add-on attraction to your reservation when you book your stay. You can also get a one-day or three-day ticket at our front desk. A trolley tour is the easiest way to see the best of St. Augustine during your next stay with us!
Book Your Stay at Agustin Inn
From the Fountain of Youth to the Old Senator Tree in St. Augustine, FL, there is so much to see during your trip. The first step to enjoying the many fantastic things to do in town, however, is booking your stay at Agustin Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast offers amazing amenities, gorgeous guest rooms, and a bountiful breakfast. Plus, we’re situated in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. You’ll be able to tour the city easily from our front door.
Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.