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

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"Better for older children"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2016 NEW
I took my 2 year old and 5 year old grandsons to the Fort. I found it very interesting and the guide was very knowledgable. Unfortunately, young children will not benefit from the tour as it is better for a little older child like 8 or 9. Still, they had fun learning to dip candles and play the various old time games. We only stayed 45 minutes then they had enough. I'll go back when they are a little older. We saw lots of school groups going for tours and older kids really seemed to enjoy the Fort.
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Granny W
Scotland, United Kingdom
"Beautiful old fort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2016
I didn't go in as I prefer to photograph forts from the outside. This one was particularly striking and both my camera and I loved it. See for yourself.
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"Great attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2016
The Fort is a wonderful attraction for old and young alike. Knowledgeable Staff can provide an insight into the history of the Fort and talks are given at intervals during the day.
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Lakeland, Florida
"Daughters birthday"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2016
Excellent as usual. My 3 children age 5,3 and 1 and niece had a blast as well as the 10 adults.The guide provide great educational material. It is very refreshing to have a hands on museum to bring the children too. I highly recommend attending this museum.
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Anita F
"Unknown Gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2016
If you go to St Augustine, go off the beaten path to Ft Menendez, The tour was very interesting and fun and the tour guides, Isabella and Fernando were so knowledgeable and friendly.We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Great for all ages.
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