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Museums in St. Augustine Florida

Carriage Way St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast is one of the Downtown St. Augustine Hotels in the stately, restored Victorian homes. Our St. Augustine Inn was built between 1883 and 1885 by Edward Masters, one of the remarkable artisan carpenters that helped create Henry Flagler's, Hotel Ponce de Leon; the hotel was the first Florida resort hotel. The home itself is filled with period inspired decor and antiques. We are located very close to all of the St. Augustine Florida Attractions including the Museums in St. Augustine Florida. Be sure to check out some of these fun St. Augustine Florida Museums.

The Lightner Museum

If you only have time to visit one great museum during your Trip to St. Augustine Beach Florida, then be sure to head over to the Lightner Museum, as you do not want to miss the opportunity to see this showpiece and all of its relics of the Gilded Age. The museum is housed in the former Hotel Alcazar, a Flagler designed hotel. Flagler commissioned up and coming architects, Carrere and Hastings to design the hotel. These 2 young architects would later gain notoriety from designing the New York Public Libary and the U.S. Senate office building.

After the hotel closed, Chicago publisher and avid art collector, Otto C. Lightner bought the building and set about creating one of the most beautiful private collection houses during its time. The city inherited the museum after Lightner passed. It is located on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses Gilded Age antiques, art, and collectibles such as period furniture, statues, cut glass and lamps from Tiffany Studios.

Florida Heritage Museum

The Florida Heritage Museum is all about the history of the first colony on this continent. Find out more about Spanish, British and French history and follow the Old City as it falls under and out of various European hands, Learn about the pillaging by the pirates. Also, FL agler's influence and railroad are featured.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

The Ximenez-Fatio museum complex is located on Aviles Street, in the historic district near our St. Augustine Inn. The property includes a 1798 coquina stone house and the region's only detached kitchen building. During its heydey, the home served as a boarding home and was owned by several prominent women. Women's history and various role's in St. Augustine's culture are explored at this museum. The home has been restored meticulously.

Oldest House Museum

The Oldest House is St. Augustine's oldest, surviving Spanish Colonial dwelling. The site of the home has been occupied since the 1600's and the present house dates to the early 1700's. The home is located on the grounds with other historical buildings such as a 19th century kitchen, garden and other buildings. Also, this St. Augustine Florida Attraction is sometimes called the Gonzalez-Alvarez home.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasures Museum

The St. Augustine Pirate Museum is a wonderful place to tour if you love pirates or if you love learning about the history of the Old City. Step through the doors and you'll be transported back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy. Learn all about trade routes from Jamaica and find out about the key players and pirates that pillaged all along the coastline of the Old City.

Villa Zorayda Museum

The Village Zorayda St. Augustine is a historic home located near our St. Augustine Inn, in the historic district, on King Street. The home was built for use as a winter home for Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith in 1883. Smith was an architectural enthusiast and he sought to incorporate Spanish architectural elements into the home's design. He took that idea to the next level and created the Villa Zoyrayda, which is inspired by the 12th century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

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