Experience Our Historic Adventure Tour

Colonial Quarter

17TH CENTURY SPANISH FORTIFIED TOWN

Welcome to 17th century St. Augustine during a thriving time when Spain staked their permanent claim and the town bustled with trade and craftsmen, military and devout missionaries.

CLIMB A 17TH CENTURY WATCHTOWER!

Climb 35 feet to the top of our interpretation of a Spanish watchtower from the past for a birds-eye view of the Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine's bayfront. Pinpoint the historic city's landmarks, new and old, and imagine what Spanish soldiers looking out would have seen and felt!

TAKE PART IN A MUSKET DRILL

Join our hourly Historic Adventure Tour to stand tall as you learn to lock, load and fire your 17th century replica musket! Our talented tour guide, who demonstrates musket drills, also repairs and maintains the garrison's guns and weapons, and inspects and tests firearms. And you can join in!

See how the Blacksmith forged metal into useful objects

On our hourly Historic Adventure Tour, we explore how the colonial Blacksmith worked hard at the forge! He reworked old metal into tools, cooking utensils, strap hinges, and nails.