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

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.
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Tip: They do give you a free bottle of water!

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Cresencia V
"Immersive and fun "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2017 NEW
We had a private tour since we arrived at 10 am . The guides were very knowledgeable and made things fun by letting us interact with a few games the spanish used on ship . We learned a lot of the Timucua Indians. Lots of hands on activities and you get to earn coins that you can redeem at the gift shop
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RSpenceWebTech
Stroud, United Kingdom
"Tourist Robbish - no history here."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2017
No history here - I saw it built about 10 years ago! The whole of St. Augustine is just a tourist trap.
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Travelinggrandma001
Orlando, Florida
"Fun and Entertaining!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2017
I have been to St. Augustine many times & never came here before but it was my grandsons 11th birthday & we took him out of school for a few days so wanted to do something educational. He loved it. We started out on a tour that included facts & games. Tokens were awarded to children if they answered a question correctly or was able to play a game correctly. There were several different areas & afterwards, we could walk back around for further investigation. We tried our hand at candle making & received a completed candle. My grandson was able to redeem his coins at the end of the tour & the gift shop had some very affordable items for sale. While the games are geared towards the children, I learned quite a bit about Florida History & I have lived here more than 20 years. I also did some weaving & candle making & I'm 65 so I would say all ages can learn from this tour.
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kythoro
Lexington, South Carolina
"History!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2017
Enter a large gift shop before you go on your tour. Knowledgeable staff dressed in period costumes that interacted with guests and embraced the history of the era. Lots of games that were played by the local children and guests were encouraged to play. The tour last about 30 minutes.
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Georgia Family T
Loganville, Georgia
"Waste of time for us"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 30, 2017
This seemed geared to children more than adults. We felt like it was a waste of time and money; staff was nice.
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