Museums to Visit in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a beautiful city in Northeast Florida that is a popular vacation destination. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the continental United States. There are many interesting museums to visit and places to stay in St. Augustine that will make your trip worthwhile.

The World Golf Hall of Fame
One of the major attractions in St. Augustine is The World Golf Hall of Fame. This museum originally existed in North Carolina but moved and reopened in St. Augustine in 1998. It is part of the World Golf Village that includes two golf courses and a luxury resort.

Visitors to The World Golf Hall of Fame will see displays on all of the famous golfers who are honored for their achievements both on and off the course. During the year, there are several special exhibits that may focus on the career of a player or on an important innovation in golfing history.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is dedicated to presenting the history of the oldest port in the United States. The lighthouse is still in working condition, and visitors may climb the 219 steps to the top and see wonderful views out over the Atlantic Ocean. The museum that is connected to the lighthouse has a number of artifacts and displays about the maritime history of the town and port.

The Pirate & Treasure Museum
The Pirate & Treasure Museum is one of St. Augustine’s most popular tourist attractions. Inside the museum, visitors will find a recreation of a pirate ship with the main deck, the gun deck, and the captain’s cabin.

Another interesting museum display relates the history of how pirates have been portrayed in the media. Visitors will learn about famous television and movie pirates.

Oldest House Museum
The oldest Spanish House in the United States is the setting for the Oldest House Museum. This museum is furnished with colonial period furnishings. Tours are provided throughout the day. The museum tour also includes a tour of the beautiful ornamental garden that is part of the property. Another area of the Oldest House Museum has a collection of coastal maps that are over 500 years old. Many artifacts from St. Augustine’s history are on display.

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