All-New St Augustine Walking Tour is Now Up and Running
History of the Nation’s Oldest City
Our city of St. Augustine (Spanish: San Agustín) was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States. Many visitors choose to tour the present-day city different ways and a St Augustine Walking Tour with instruction is now offered!
St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida’s first governor. He named the settlement “San Agustín“, as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years. It was designated as the capital of British East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain.
Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819, and St. Augustine was designated the capital of the Florida Territory upon ratification of the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1821. The Florida National Guard made the city its headquarters that same year. The territorial government moved and made Tallahassee the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction.
There are many ways to tour St Augustine. This can be done by trolley, by carriage, private tour guide and now for those who love to take off and explore on their own – a self-guided St Augustine Walking Tour!
Many of the city’s oldest structures and fortifications still exist and can be visited during the day. Museums and other points of interest await visitors to who explore the city. One such historical attraction is Old Town St. Augustine, which preserves more than 400 years of the city’s history. This open-air museum is a collection of nine notable residences built between 1790 and 1910. Visitors can see a variety of galleries displayed throughout the gardens and courtyards as well as one of the original Spanish defense lines. The area also has an early bridge and historic archaeological records relating to the city’s early history. The Old Town section enables visitors to step back in time and experience what life was like for some of St. Augustine’s early settlers.
Are you planning to visit St. Augustine? Let this all-new St Augustine walking tour show you the way and at your own pace! This self-guided St. Augustine walking tour tells you the history, stories, legend, lore and facts about the major, must see and lesser known points of interest. Our self-guided walking tour is the most affordable way to see St. Augustine. Download and tour St. Augustine today! Each self-guided St. Augustine walking tour has a free corresponding map that shows you exactly where the point of interest is located.
Your St Augustine Walking Tour will include the following points of interests and much more
- St Augustine Visitor Information Center
- St Augustine Public Burying Grounds
- Castillo de San Marcos
- Matanzas River
- Bridge of Lions
- Ponce de Leon Statue
- The Oldest House Museum
- St. George Street
- Flagler Colege
More details on downloading this app and starting your St Augustine Walking Tour right away are located here – https://www.citywalkingguide.com/staugustine