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
Verified Traveler
"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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Kelly W
"Bad place"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2017 NEW
We got there at11:45. We were told This Tour was to start at 12:00and the guide argued with staff saying she did not want to take us and she had another tour, yet no one was there. The manager in the shop is inconsiderate as she grabbed a sign and shoved it in my son's face because he was playing with the marbles. Sign read "marbles can break" no communication or anything just straight rude.
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corianart
Sarasota, Florida
"Neat place to see if you are a history buff"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2017 NEW
You feel like you step back in time. The grounds are kept in a way that is not so homoginized. It is a nice place to see.
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FrielHousehold5
Atlanta, Georgia
"Awesome tour guide and Museum!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2017
Kathleen was a wonderful tour guide. My family and I enjoyed the private tour from Kathleen. The day was hot and not a lot of tourists around. We had tickets, might as well go and enjoy the tour. I have to admit at first I wasn't too keen on being out on the heat but, our tour guide made the tour very interesting. Kathleen was very informative and such a wonderful person. Thank you for all you do!
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princesslw
Orlando
"Very informative!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2017
My whole family enjoyed this little adventure!! Everyone was involved and off their phones during the entire visit!! I love how the entire staff stays in character.
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Ronald F
Elburg, The Netherlands
"Living History..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 21, 2016
And hands on. It's easy to get jaded by the sheer scope of competition vying for your coinage, but if you want to find a place where you can learn as much or little as you want, and all about you are opportunities for the little ones to touch as much or as little as they want, this place is worth the stop. For starters, I'm confident the villagers who give the tours, provide hands on demonstrations, and share the local history are compensated to their true worth. They are amazing with children of all ages, including those 20, 30, and above who think they're grown up. That ability alone is a rare and transferable skill. Here one can learn about life aboard a ship, from food to games. One can also learn about life on terra firma, and there is much. From games to chores, to chores the kids will think are games, to making candles and getting face painting, the experience is worth doing. Places like this are increasingly rare. They're not polished, and that's ok. Because in many ways it is more fun than a day at a theme park or carnival. It's a chance to literally get your hands dirty and develop new skills. And hats off again to the lovely people who bring this place to life. Enjoy, and plan on having fun.
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