Northeast Coast Sights

Oldest House

  • 14 St. Francis St. Map It
  • St. Augustine
  • Historic District/Site

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, Florida's oldest surviving Spanish-colonial dwelling is a National Historic Landmark. The current site dates from the early 1700s, but there's been a structure here since the early 1600s. Much of the city's history is seen in the building's modifications and additions, from the coquina blocks—which came into use to replace wood soon after the town burned in 1702—to the house's enlargement during the British occupation. The complex also includes the Manucy Museum; the Page L. Edwards Gallery and its rotating exhibits; a gift shop; and an ornamental garden.

Sight Information


14 St. Francis St., St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Daily 9–5, tours every 1/2-hr. (last tour 4:30)

Published 09/18/2015


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