Oldest Store Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Historic Tours of America167 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084
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Situated on San Marco Avenue in historic St. Augustine, the Oldest Store Museum offers a unique experience seeing some of the most incredible items created at the turn of the 20th century. Visitors can watch actors portray clerks, snake oil salesmen and butchers while showing you items like a steam-drive tractor, a grain thresher, guns and ammunition, tonics and elixirs, and more.

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Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn of the century living. Items such as a goat-powered washing machine and a gas powered iron! Its truly like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908.
Meet the proprietor: Mr. C.F. Hamblen and watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn of the century living.

The local actors/storytellers make this tour even more entertaining by providing history and humor all rolled into one. They are recognized for their ability to captivate and entertain guests, as they share a common enthusiasm for history and talent to amuse folks.

Visit the Oldest Store in St. Augustine with its impressive 100,000 items such as:
-Steam Driven Tractor bullet Tonics & Elixers
-Farm Equipment bullet Health Underwear
-Worm Syrup bullet Corn Sheller
-Collars & Corsets bullet Guns & Ammunition
-Grain Thresher bullet Goat Powered Washing Machine
-Bikes & Trikes bullet Gossip
-And So Much More

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Purpledeskee
Warsaw, Indiana
"Old Store Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
This was so neat and the washing machines were something to remember and the little bits of knowledge was wonderful! A step back in time was one to rememeber. It left and impression on my nieces and nephews for sure.
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Darin H
Orlando, Florida
"People giving the tour do a great job."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019 NEW
We found this building facinating. The museum has many artifacts from the time period. We were surprised to see how many brands we saw that art still name brands today.
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garyd01
Groveland, Florida
"Fun Tour, nice add on to your trolley ticket, lots to see, tour guide “Abigale” was very entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2019 NEW
We got this tour as part of an add on to the trolley ticket. They started the tour by offering a free “Pennsylvania Dutch” hard candy which was a nice touch. After that the tour guides showed us several items which were essentials for the time (i.e. coffee grinder, goat powered washing machine, horse powered washing machine, oil powered vacuum, bicycle, and much more). “Abigale” the tour guide was very personable and entertaining. Many of the items (bicycles, washing machines, coffee grinders, shake machine) were very interesting as well as the history and role they played. To us, this was a much more enjoyable tour than the Old Jail.
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Janice J
"Souvenir stop"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018 NEW
I stopped in since it was part of the trolley pass. Museum was very small. It's mostly a souvenir shop, but I got a good price on some t-shirts.
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lafguy60
Detroit, Michigan
"Interesting Add On to Your Trolley Ticket"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018 NEW
A pleasant tour of a historic General Store with lots of interesting facts and tidbits thrown in.This is another attraction located on the grounds of the Old Town Trolley Tour depot.
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