Visit one of the many unique museums in the area, the Spanish Military Hospital. Just a seven-minute walk from Agustin Inn, the museum showcases life in a military hospital circa 1791. It’s housed in a building that is a reconstruction of a military hospital that stood on the site during the Second Spanish Period (1783 to 1821). During the educational daily tour, you’ll learn fascinating Spanish Military Hospital Museum facts. Going to the hospital has never been so much fun!
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The Doctor is in at the Spanish Military Hospital Museum
Are you wondering who founded the Spanish Military Hospital? Or maybe you’re asking yourself, “when was the Spanish Military Hospital Built?” Or why did the Spanish plant groves of fruit trees? You’ll be able to impress your family back home with your wide range of St. Augustine Military Hospital facts after taking one of the daily tours! These tours last about 40 minutes and lead visitors through the building just as it was in 1791, from the apothecary garden where medicinal plants are grown, to the patient wards, to the mourning room and the morgue.
The tour also features demonstrations of surgical procedures performed on willing volunteers as well as a visit to the Apothecary. You’ll watch as they expertly show how colonial herbs, combined with knowledge from Europe and Africa, helped the Spanish settlers achieve an astonishing survival rate. The early St. Augustine residents had a focus on preventative care, even using an early form of vaccinations. In fact, the colonists were so advanced in their medical care that we still use many of their techniques today.
The Military Museum…After Dark
When the sun sets on St. Augustine, a new type of adventure begins. The Nation’s Oldest City also has plenty of haunted spots, and the Spanish Military Hospital is no exception. Plenty of visitors attest to feeling evidence of patients who have left the Spanish Military Hospital haunted. If you’re feeling brave, take one of the walking tours that explore this spooky spot. A Ghostly Encounter, a walking tour of haunted spots in St. Augustine, is famous for bringing its guests to the museum. Experience the presence of past patients on any of the Spanish Military Hospital ghost tour!
Spend Your Nights at Agustin Inn
Once you’ve finished exploring the Spanish Military Hospital Museum in the light and the dark, return to the beautiful Agustin Inn for a great night of rest. Our comfortable pillow-topped beds, covered in soft, 100% cotton sheets, feel especially wonderful after a day exploring downtown St. Augustine. Are you searching for the perfect room for a romantic getaway? Consider Majestic, one of our most romantic suites. This warmly decorated room features a Queen-sized bed, an oversized Jacuzzi tub, and a fantastic view of downtown St. Augustine. Browse the rest of our guest rooms and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.