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

259 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

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

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flybyefl
Orlando, Florida
"Take the kids!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
Oh my gosh! The grandkids LOVE this one! Make wax candles, sail the seas, don war paint, play Indian and early settler games: so much to do and see here. This is a very hands-on, living history kind of place that even the adults can fall in love with. For goodness sake, GO!
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jr55fla
Merritt Island, Florida
"Awesome hidden Treasure of St Augustine"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2018
My daughter and grandson really enjoyed their visit to Fort Melendez. The games and challenges were entertaining and educational.
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John O
"They are moving"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2018
In a nutshell, 30 bucks for 2 hours of entertainment for three kids, the place was tired looking the staff were too, gift shop was 50 percent off, gift shop lady very concerned that are 5 year old was gonna get out the door with a fifty cent item, we spent 40 more in the gift shop, they are moving to palm coast. Good luck, maybe with new place will come a new attitude
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Tabitha B
Cocoa Beach, Florida
"Fun and Engaging Educational Stop"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018
I was here from Cocoa Beach yesterday on a field trip with the 4th graders. What an unexpected surprise. It was fun and engaging. We had a wonderful female lady who led our tour and she was very informative and engaged the kids well. You can tell this place is geared for kids and it should be as there are so many adult things in this city. I loved how interactive it was and the kids were really excited to be involved. Also, I just want to throw in, they talk about Ponce De Leon landing south of Cape Canaveral at one time, where he landed, was actually in Melbourne Beach and there is an area of that beach dedicated to him with a statue and history laid out. Thanks for a fun time.
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Elisa W
Coleford, United Kingdom
"Great historical fort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2018
Really enjoyed our visit to the Fort. Very interesting information in the rooms. Interesting activities in the courtyard. Views from the upper walls of the river and the city was freat.
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