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González-Alvarez House (Oldest House Museum Complex)
González-Alvarez House (Oldest House Museum Complex)

González-Alvarez House (Oldest House Museum Complex) Tours and Tickets

St Augustine has grown up and around the González-Alvarez House, and so the home stands as an architectural time capsule of the city’s evolution. The two-story coquina stone house, built in the years after the English burned the city in 1702, is now a registered National Landmark with elements that typify the city’s varied occupants. Early Spanish colonial elements such as the house’s orientation to take advantage of winds and tabby floors—blend with later changes. A second story was added during the British colonial period, and a framed second floor porch and glass windows were included during the second Spanish period prior to statehood.

Though archaeological evidence suggests the site has been occupied since the 1600s, the current home dates to the early 1700s. Its “oldest house in America” title has been contested and has since reverted to the “oldest surviving Spanish colonial house in Florida.” Regardless, visitors to the Gonzalez-Alvarez House will find plenty of unique historical elements here including some of its resident’s possessions: chipped Romanesque statues, simple wooden furniture, clothing, an ornately carved four-poster bed and a British tea setting. Outside, a replica coquina colonial kitchen features a brick hearth and period cooking implements. The larger Oldest House Museum Complex includes an ornamental garden and two separate museum buildings: the Mauncy Museum detailing the history of the country’s oldest city, and the Page L. Edwards Gallery’s rotating exhibits.

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Open daily from 10am-5pm
14 St Francis Street, St Augustine, Florida, 32084
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St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Explore the best of St Augustine on this narrated Old Town trolley tour. See more than 100 points of interest such as the Old Jail, Flagler College, and Spanish Colonial neighborhoods. Discover more about America’s oldest city, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, from your friendly and informative conductor who shares interesting narration about St. Augustine's history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

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Explore the best that St Augustine has to offer with admission to three historic attractions plus a hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. Visit the Old Jail, the St Augustine History Museum and the Oldest Store Museum Experience, plus more than 100 other points of interest among the city’s top attractions. Board the trolley at any of the 22 stops. It's a great way to see everything St Augustine has to offer.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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St. Augustine's Historic District with Self-Guided Audio Tour

St. Augustine's Historic District with Self-Guided Audio Tour

St. Augustine has an enchanting ambiance of a Spanish colonial coastal town with beaches, shell shops, and history aplenty and is intriguing for history buffs to linger in. Trace the oldest European colonial settlement's history in North America. Find out what St. Augustine of old times has to do with modern Hollywood. Discover the fabled local stone many structures in the city are built out of. Learn where you can meet ghostly residents of the town (and watch out!). Stroll the centuries-old atmospheric brick streets lined with outdoor seating. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. Join the tour and get ready to immerse yourself in the peculiar historical and architectural mix of the European and the American!
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González-Alvarez House (Oldest House Museum Complex) hours of operation: Open daily from 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.