St. Augustine Attractions: Find Fun Things to Do for the whole family!
The history of St. Augustine is a surviving monument to the persistence of human spirit, waiting to be rediscovered by you and your friends or families during their visit in this historic colonial town that was founded on November 22nd 1565 through coquina foundation left unconquered from battle, economic progress and political strife since natives first settled it until slavery abolished here more than 150 years ago with its attractions like military forts (Fort Matanzas National Monument), stately castles (Castillo de San Marcos) Gilded-Age hotels such as Casa Monica Hotel built around turn-of century 1900s Spanish Revival style architecture).
St. Augustine has been home to natives and foreigners, colonials and pilgrims, soldiers and prisoners, slaves and free blacks, merchants and industrialists. Through battle, economic progress – in spite of political strife - the coquina foundation of St. Augustine has never once lost its ground; it is a surviving monument to the persistence of human spirit waiting for you (the visitor) to rediscover what's already there!
Visiting St. Augustine is like stepping back in time! Explore the military forts, stately castles and Gilded-Age hotels that this historic city has to offer. Plus you can't go wrong with a trip down memory lane at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum which features oddities from around the world including shrunken heads and Madame Tussauds wax museum where Hollywood glamour comes alive!