Northeast Coast Sights

Colonial Quarter

  • 33 St. George St. Map It
  • St. Augustine
  • Museum Village

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's 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. Tours start 10:30, noon, 1:30, and 3. The complex also includes two restaurants: the Taberna del Caballo and the Bull and Crown British Publick House.

Sight Information

Address:

33 St. George St., St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

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Phone:

904-342–2857

Sight Details:

  • $12.99
  • Daily10–5

Published 09/18/2015

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