The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, is a beloved area by both locals and visitors alike. Tourists travel from near and far to explore this unique city. There are many different ways to learn about the rich history of the Old City, and a walking tour is a favorite amongst many. Continue to read to learn about this fantastic self-guided walking tour in St. Augustine, FL.
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Check Out This Walking Tour in St. Augustine, FL
Before you embark on this historic walking tour through the streets of St. Augustine, let’s learn a bit about the background of the Old City.
History of the Oldest City in the United States
Our city of St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida’s first governor. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years. In 1824, the territorial government moved and made Tallahassee the capital. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction. Today, it’s the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States.
Explore St. Augustine
There are many ways to tour St. Augustine. This can be done by trolley, by carriage, or private tour guide. For those who love to take off and venture on their own—a self-guided walking tour in St. Augustine, FL, is available!
City Walking Guide provides this free tour. They offer self-guided walking tours in various historic cities throughout the country. Let this walking tour show you the way around St. Augustine at your own pace. The tour tells you the history, stories, legend, lore, and facts about the major, must-see, and lesser-known points of interest that have existed for over 400 years. The 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
- Lightner Museum
- Ponce de Leon Statue
- The Oldest House Museum
- St. George Street
- Flagler Colege
- St. Augustine Lighthouse
Learn more details and start your tour here.
Stay in the Heart of the Historic District in St. Augustine
Agustin Inn is a beautifully remodeled bed and breakfast located in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District. Perfectly nestled between St. George Street and Matanzas Bay, our inn is steps away from the Old City’s best restaurants, shops, and attractions.
No matter where your adventures in St. Augustine take you, the Agustin Inn is always just around the corner. You won’t find better accommodations, excellent breakfast entrees, or a more convenient location anywhere else.
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