Government House, Saint Augustine, Florida
48 King St, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map |
Since the late 16th century, St. Augustine’s Government House Museum has been at the center of city affairs. A former Governors’ residence, post office and courthouse, this centrally-located museum offers an interesting look at St. Augustine’s colorful past. Chock full of exhibits and displays highlighting everything from early Spanish settlements to the late 1800s boom, the Government House Museum is perfect for history buffs of all ages. A grand Georgian-style stone edifice, the more than 300-year-old mansion stood through the British invasion and the Revolutionary War, played host to lavish parties thrown by Governor James Grant and went on to serve as a hospital and a variety of civic offices. In 1991, the current-day museum was established and now contains a wealth of local artifacts. Kids will love the recreated colonial-era ship, genuine Spanish gold and silver coins, colonial-era weapons, shipwreck booty and the Native American artifacts. Lucky visitors can even catch historical re-enactments throughout the year.
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- Tots (0-2)
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- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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The Government House Museum has very limited hours and is only open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Address: 48 King St, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 4 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info