Tag: Museum

Pirate and Treasure Museum

Pirate and Treasure Museum

The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum The world’s largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts is on display, smack dab in the heart of historic St. Augustine, adjacent to the famous Castillo de San Marcos. The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum also offers an exciting and educational museum experience that transports you and your […]

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St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse The Lighthouse History A Spanish watchtower, built in the late 1500’s was the predecessor of the present St. Augustine Lighthouse. St. Augustine is the site of the oldest, permanent aid to navigation in North America. A series of wooden watchtowers evolved into Florida’s first lighthouse. It is likely that some of these early towers held […]

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Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is located on the shore of Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, Florida. Construction notably began in 1672, 107 years after the city’s founding by Spanish Admiral and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, when Florida was […]

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