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

259 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084  
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!
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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

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Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

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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!
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Jodie M. Winter Springs , FL
3 Reviews
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"Family fun"
Reviewed 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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angie c

Melbourne, Florida

"Great for kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW

The tour guide was very informative, we were able to touch everything, make candles, make necklaces, This would be really fun for kids.

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Sylvia127

USA

"An enjoyable glimpse into Florida history."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

Our guide, Kathleen, is extremely knowledgeable about the rich history of Fort Melendez, the Spanish settlers and the native Americans. On our guided tour she led us through the initial settlement of the fort, arrival by boat, later fires and destruction, and rebuildings, as well as a look at everyday life from gardening, to candlemaking, to education of the young. Everything is authentic and our history shows us how the native Americans used every bit of flora and fauna to the greatest degree. This was a tour I could do over again and enjoy just as much. There was an archaeology tent set up, but we didn't go in. I would be very interested to learn about what type of excavations are under way, and what more will be revealed at this wonderful site. The attached gift shop has some expected tourist-y things, but also a wide array of unusual, beautiful and unique gifts. Take your time and browse and choose something really different for yourself or for a gift.

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Hailey E


"Fantastic for History lovers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 NEW

Fantastic to learn about the significance of this fort in history! Watch the volunteers actually use a cannon!

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OceanSideAlways


"Excellent Museum for the whole family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2016 NEW

My wife and I, including our kids enjoyed our second visit to this museum. This is our kids favorite museum in St. Augustine. The tour guide, Janine was wonderful. Kids loved her narrative and how she interacted with the kids. There are lots of hand on activities throughout the museum for the kids as well as the grownups to try. We made candles and learned so much about the early lives of Spaniards who lived in St. Augustine. Janine, our tour guide did such a great job at keeping our kids amused and at the same time providing so much information about the history of the people who lived there. As you go through the museum, you collect coins and later get to use them to trade for 'treasures' in the museum store or you can use it as a discount towards purchase of items. We spent about 1.5 hours in the museum. It was a very educational and yet fun experience for our whole family. Can't wait to go back again.

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Myranda B

Palm Coast, Florida, United States

"Lots of Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2016 NEW

It was a super fun experience, especially for the price. Lots of hands on activities for kids, my children really enjoyed the whole tour!

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