Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine, FL

33 St. George St.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

A 2-acre attraction located just off A1A, Colonial Quarter offers a chance for visitors to experience hundreds of years of St. Augustine’s colonial Spanish and British living history. Visitors can see a leatherwork shop, participate in a cannon drill, dine in the Taberna restaurant, grab a beverage in the pub, venture up a watchtower, explore an authentic home of a fort soldier, and more.

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Journey back in time through centuries of St. Augustine history, from our distinctive 35-foot watchtower and colonial buildings to shops and dining.
Take an immersive, captivating journey through centuries of St. Augustine's rich history, brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter—the revitalized two-acre signature attraction in the heart of the downtown historic district.

Experience the Nation's Oldest City like never before with a Historical Adventure Tour that immerses you in the sights, sounds and smells of three centuries. You can also climb to the top of a 17th century watchtower replica, dine on classic Pub fare and Spanish Tapas and more!

Stroll the Flags Over St. Augustine boardwalk, each step a passage through the centuries beneath the very flags that have flown over this Ancient City for over 450 years—from the flag that likely flew on the mast of Juan Ponce de Leon's ship as he explored Florida's northeast coast to today's 50-star Stars & Stripes.

Visit our 16th Century Ship building project to see a handcrafted 50-foot caravel rising one story into the sky! A caravel was used by the Spanish in the 16th century, including by Don Juan Ponce de Leon, who claimed Florida for Spain in 1513, and Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, who founded St. Augustine in 1565.

As Europe entered the Age of Exploration and began exploring new worlds, caravels were able to traverse unknown coastlines closer to shore than larger ships and travel deeper into bays and rivers.

Boatwrights like ours played an important role in exploration by designing and building new ships, and repairing those damaged by storms, reefs, sand bars, and attack by other ships.

Get hands-on with buried artifacts in our dig boxes. Get an intriguing glimpse into archaeological investigations that took place on the very ground you'll walk upon at the Colonial Quarter, real evidence that suggests it might have been the site of an early wooden fort burned in the late 1600s.

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ldtc2
Hoboken, New Jersey
"Fun for the whole family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
While I am not a history buff, I was fascinated by the entire experience since it is America's first city. This is a must for all ages.
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mrowe2
Fort Pierce, Florida
"Awesome "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2019 NEW
It was amazing how our tour guide used today’s language to explain history. It truly was the best tour. I love the old colonial stories. I forgot to get her name. When you go ask for the young lady with short hair. Lol we seriously didn’t want the tour to end.
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SirVaysa
Florida
"Authentic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019
It's as if this 3-acre park hasn't changed one bit since 1565. Really got us in the spirit of our nation's oldest settlement/city.
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Walsh13k
Saratoga Springs, New York
"Excellent Interpretive Center"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019
Well done and absolutely interesting interpretive center that really takes you back to earlier times and how things were done. A great and fun history lesson.
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chesterchandler
San Mateo
"Good visit for those who like history and learning"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2019
We bought discount tickets at the St Augustine Visitor Center for the colonial quarter as we love history. The quarter is very entertaining and you learn so much about the early days of St Augustine. Make sure to be there when they do presentations. We were entertained and taught by an amazing young lady who took us through St. Augustine early history and then shot pistols, forged in the Blacksmith shop and provided amazing entertainment while being so educational. A chance to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds of St George street and get a dose of interesting history. Not for those who don't like history however!!
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