Pena-Peck House Museum, Saint Augustine, Florida
143 St. George Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map |
Built from the city’s famous coquina stone in the mid-1740s, the lovely Pena-Peck House Museum is a treat for both architecture fans and history buffs. The graceful structure -- a fantastic example of early Spanish-style design -- was built by order of the King of Spain and initially served as the headquarters of the Spanish Royal Treasurer, Juan Esteban de Pena. With such a notable history, this lovely edifice is an absolute must-see. Located just north of the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion, this historic property was a family home for both Spanish and British residents until 1837. Today, the Peck family's (the most recent occupants) furniture is on display for visitors, as well as the work of a variety of 19th-century Florida artists. The local Women’s Exchange hosts engaging guided tours daily and operates a small gift shop. This historically-significant home and museum is best for older children with an interest in history.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The Pena-Peck House Museum is also home to an original J.J. Audubon engraving.
Address: 143 St. George Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map
Phone: (904) 829-5064
Hours: Sun-Fri 12:30 pm - 4 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 4 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info