Northeast Coast Sights



Colonial Quarter

Colonial Quarter Review

After being closed to the general public for yearlong renovations, the Colonial Quarter, formerly known as the Spanish Quarter, is now an even more appealing attraction. The 2-acre living history museum gives visitors a vivid sense of life in 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century St. Augustine. The De Mesa–Sanchez House dates from the 1740s and the other buildings—including a soldier's home, print shop, blacksmith's shop, and gunsmith—are replicas, mostly built on the original foundations. Costumed reenactors help make the history come alive. New additions to the complex include a 35-foot watchtower from which you have a panoramic view of the city. You can also dig for replica artifacts, create a leather medallion, take part in a musket drill, watch a 16th-century ship being built, and more. A family-style show, The Colonial Crew Revue, requires a separate admission. The complex also includes two restaurants: the Taberna del Caballo and the Bull and Crown British Publick House.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 33 St. George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Map It
  • Phone: 904/825–6830
  • Cost: Admission $12.99, Colonial Crew Revue $29.99
  • Hours: Daily 9–8
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  • Location: St. Augustine
Updated: 05-20-2013

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