Colonial Quarter#5 in Best Things To Do in St. Augustine
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Located on St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine's historic district, the Colonial Quarter offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century residents. The living museum is divided into four areas: the 16th Century Spanish First City, the 17th Century Spanish Fortified Town, the 18th Century Spanish Garrison Town and the 18th Century British The 14th Colony. In each section, travelers can witness activities like the construction of a ship, musket drills, leatherworking and cannon firing demonstrations.
Families and history buffs will enjoy exploring the Colonial Quarter. Previous visitors praised the guided Historic Adventure Tour, which is included in ticket prices. Though you can explore the property on your own, the tour guides offer interesting historical tidbits that help you fully understand what life was like in colonial St. Augustine.
The Colonial Quarter is open daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Adult tickets cost $12.99, while tickets for children ages 5 to 12 are $6.99. Discounts are available for tickets purchased online, and children 4 and younger get in for free. Visitors can also purchase Old Town Trolley Tours' Explorer Package or a combo ticket for the Colonial Quarter and the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Both bundle deals cover the attraction's entrance fees. Tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. A parking lot is not available on-site, but visitors can park at the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitor Information Center's parking garage (for $12 per vehicle). The trolley makes two stops near the Colonial Quarter as well. For more information about the Colonial Quarter, visit the attraction's website.
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#1 St. George Street
Antiquities, historic attractions and delectable cuisine are just a few of the things you'll find on St. George Street, the city's central pedestrian thoroughfare. At the northern end of the street, visitors can explore boutiques like Sunburst Crystal and Tillie's Bath Cottage, as well as historic sites like the Old City Gates and the Oldest Wooden School House. The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum are within walking distance; as you travel south, you'll see additional shops and cafes, plus art galleries and the Colonial Quarter.
Visitors in search of Southern charm will appreciate St. George Street. According to past travelers, you'll find unique shops and some of the best ice cream in the area. The area is also a great spot to stop in some shops to pick up souvenirs.
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