Oldest House (Gonzalez-Alvarez), Saint Augustine, Florida
14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map |
The Gonzalez-Alvarez House is indeed believed to be the oldest original Spanish-Colonial home still standing in St. Augustine, and the oldest family dwelling in the state of Florida. Dating back to the early1700s, the house is one of the city’s oldest tourist attractions. Even back in the late 1800s, visitors could tour the home to learn more about life in the previous century. In 1970, the surprisingly primitive Gonzalez-Alvarez House was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and today visitors can enjoy daily tours of the allegedly haunted residence, which experienced Spanish, British and American occupations. Thanks to the St. Augustine Historical Society, guests can now round out their experience with a visit to the two adjoining museums, the exhibition gallery, ornamental garden and museum store. Friendly, knowledgeable guides lead tours for visitors every 30 minutes. It’s a great opportunity for families to get a glimpse of colonial life in this lovely city.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Visitors should be sure to look for the cannonball lodged in one of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House’s exterior walls.
Address: 14 St. Francis Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day More Info
Price: Adults: $8; Students (6-18 & College): $4; Children under 6: Free; Seniors/Military: $7; Family: $18 More Info