Northeast Coast Sights

Government House Museum

  • 48 King St. Map It
  • St. Augustine

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This historical building has been a hospital, a courthouse, a customs house, a post office, and, during the American Revolution, the home of the British governors. And it was from here, in 1821, that the Spanish governor ceded control of East Florida to the United States to conclude 256 years of colonial control. After a major renovation, the building reopened in Fall 2013 and features revolving exhibits. A shop on-site sells history-related souvenirs and a wide selection of books.

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48 King St., St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free; revolving exhibits may require fee
  • Daily 10–4

Published 09/18/2015


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