Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum in St. Augustine, FL

259 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084
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Ideal for the whole family to enjoy together, the Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers a variety of activities and things to see that are both entertaining and educational. Visitors can enjoy this interactive experience with a helpful and knowledgeable guide along the way, discovering old weapons, tools, musical instruments and other artifacts from more than 450 years ago.


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At Old Florida Museum in historic downtown St. Augustine you are introduced to a one of a kind opportunity to travel back in time to 1585 and participate in the day to day adventures of Spaniards and Native Americans.

This museum is the only museum in the oldest city in the nation where you can have hands on fun with the tools and games. Such tools and games are making your own Spanish candles, earning ducados(coins) to use in our store of treasures, making your own Native American jewelry and even adorning war face paint and tattoos.

Old Florida Museum is a unique, family friendly, experience where history comes to life for individuals of all ages. Children and adults alike will be taken on a one of a kind journey into the lives of famous explorers and Timucuan Chiefs such as Pedro Menendez and Sacherwiwa.

There is no other place in St. Augustine that is as hands on, interactive, and entertaining! Having FUN is our top priority here at Old Florida Museum, so come on down and experience history in a way you never have before!

Reserve St. Augustine Customer Reviews

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Jodie M.
Winter Springs , FL
3 Reviews
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"Family fun"
October, 2015
Walk through time behind these walls. Lots of fun for the kids with 400 year old games, touch different displays, walk through the houses, see how the Spanish and native Americans lived.
Tip: They do give you a free bottle of water!

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Michael M
"Fort Mendez"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW
Fort Mendez Museum is a semi self-guided tour.The tour guides walks you through day-to-day life in the fort stopping along the way to engage in a little fun time. A wonderful place to bring your children not only for the educational value . The staff here and in the gift shop have wonderful personalities are very kind and some of the nicest people I've met on my trip so say hello to them and have a great time if you visit Fort Menendez.
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Amber M
"Great time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2016 NEW
I brought my son, who was 8 at the time, to this and he had a blast! The guide was funny and explained everything very well! I loved the whole tour!
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Lakeland, Florida
"History is fun here!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2016 NEW
This is such an entertaining place to visit. We all loved it - kids and adults. The staff is absolutely wonderful and really care if you are having a nice visit, everyone was so nice and friendly. The kids loved the Indian village and getting little "prizes". The fort also has a nice little gift shop. I would highly recommend this attraction, it is just a little drive from downtown. Lots of fun!!
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Angela M
"Fabulous gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2016 NEW
Our family of 5 had a wonderful half day at the fort. Our guides were Laura, Kathleen and a lady whose name we didn't catch but who was so knowledgeable about the native tribe. We learnt loads and had so much fun playing all the games, building fences, earning ducados, digging for treasure, having our faces painted and dressing up in the Tucamo home. Has to be a must do for anyone interested in history.
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Lynette B
"A blast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2016 NEW
My boys (6&8) loved the museum. Great historical overview and tons of hands on activities. They wanted to go back the next day just for replays of the games. They were also thrilled with earning ducados that they got to spend at the end. Fabulous afternoon and a highlight of our trip.
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