Colonial Quarter

Groups on Sunshine State getaway won’t want to miss out on an afternoon at the Colonial Quarter—a fascinating, two-acre signature attraction in the very heart of St. Augustine’s historic downtown district. Enjoy a fabulously immersive foray into the rich and culturally-diverse past of the Nation’s Oldest City with a narrated Historical Adventure Tour, or wander the grounds at your leisure and see three centuries of city life unfurl with every step. Climb to the top of a 35-foot, 17th century-style watchtower and imagine you’re a Spanish soldier on duty – are you seeing what he saw? Stroll the colorful Flags of St. Augustine Boardwalk, watch skilled boatwrights at work crafting a 16th Century sailing vessel, find shady refuge beneath a mighty Colonial Oak in the center of the 18th Century Garrison Town or thrill to live musket and cannon firing drills. Enjoy savory tapas in a charming, candle lit taberna atmosphere or classic pub fare from a sunny deck overlooking the hustle and bustle of famed St. George Street. Drop by a colonial leatherwork shop, see a 1770’s printing press at work, dig for buried 16th Century artifacts, witness a blacksmith bent over his anvil and visit the carefully restored one-room colonial De Mesa-Sanchez house and an authentic 17th Century soldier’s home. Don’t forget a stop at the Mercado for that perfect memento of your Colonial Quarter experience!

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