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  • Address: 48 King St, St Augustine, Florida, USA, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 10am-5pm

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Government House Museum Tours

The historic Government House has played many roles in the state of Florida since being built more than 400 years ago. During the colonial period of the 16th century, it served as the official residence and offices of the Spanish governors of Florida. The mansion was then rebuilt in 1710 after being destroyed by British forces. British governors of East Florida ruled from the structure during the American Revolutionary War, often throwing lavish parties. In 1821, history was made here when the Spanish governor turned over the control of Florida to the United States.

Once a part of the new nation, it served as a U.S. post office, courthouse, and customs building before opening as a museum in 1991. The structure itself holds centuries of history, though its exhibits go into further detail the significance of the house and the area. Many archaeological artifacts, including Spanish gold and Native American canoes, tell the stories of the multiculturalism that influenced Florida and St. Augustine as it is today.

Practical Info

The Government House can be found on King Street in St. Augustine, beside the Plaza de la Constitución. The museum is located on the first floor. Managed by the University of Florida, it is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and is free of charge.

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

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

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Explore the oldest continuously occupied, European-settled city in the United States -- St Augustine -- your own way! St Augustine is rich with culture and ...  Read more

Location: St Augustine, Florida
Duration: Flexible

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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, St Augustine, Sightseeing Passes

St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 205 Reviews

Sit back as the talented Old Town Trolley conductors share the history, attractions and sights of America's oldest city. Founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in ...  Read more

Location: St Augustine, Florida
Duration: 1.5 to 8 hrs

From USD $25.99

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