The Colonial Experience

Learn About
Blacksmithing

On our hourly Historic Adventure Tour, we explore how the colonial Blacksmith worked hard at the forge! He reworked old metal into tools, cooking utensils, strap hinges, and nails.

Live Musket
Demonstration

Join our Tour to stand tall as you learn to lock, load and fire your 17th century replica musket! Our talented tour guide, who demonstrates musket drills, also repairs and maintains the garrison’s guns and weapons, and inspects and tests firearms.

Climb the
Watchtower

Climb 35 feet to the top of our interpretation of a Spanish watchtower from the past for a birds-eye view of the Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine’s bayfront. Pinpoint the historic city’s landmarks, new and old, and imagine what Spanish soldiers looking out would have seen and felt!

Walk Through
History

Stroll the Flags Over St. Augustine boardwalk, padding through the centuries beneath the very flags that have flown over this Ancient City for over 450 years—from the flag that likely flew on the mast of Juan Ponce de Leon’s ship as he explored Florida’s northeast coast to today’s 50-star Stars & Stripes.

Take the Tour

43 St George St, St Augustine, FL 32084 · (904) 342-2865

On the Living History Tour, you can imagine life in St. Augustine for hundreds of years. See and Experience how our citizens lived, worked and played while defending against attack. Learn about blacksmithing and cover your ears for a live musket demonstration! Visit a home that’s over 270 years old. Climb the watchtower and look for ships on the horizon. The St. Augustine Colonial Experience allows you to understand the success of the oldest permanent European Settlement in North America. History awaits you.


    • Daily Tour Times

      10:30am · 12pm · 1:30pm · 3pm

    • SELF GUIDED TOURS:

      Monday – Friday: 10:30am-5 pm

      Before or After Scheduled Tour Times

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    • PURCHASE TICKETS

      Purchase tickets at 43 St George Street
      For Group tickets please call 904-599-2113

      Adults (13 & over) – $12.99
      Children (5-12) – $6.99
      4 & under – FREE

    Discover History Today!

    From Our Visitors

    Informative and fun tour with an engaging tour guide. John was entertaining and knowledgeable and had everyone laughing. We usually don’t do the touristy stuff but this was a great history lesson with some nice demonstrations. Not badly priced either!
    A must do tour for locals and tourists. Our guide was very engaging and informative. Our family learned so much and had the best time.
    I am so amazed with this place! … This place has so many cool and educational features. You can learn how to tie knots they used for sailing, excavate “ancient artifacts”, learn about a pulley system and so much more! “