As one of St. Augustine's great treasures, the historic Peña-Peck House was home to prominent Spanish, British and American families, who helped shape three centuries of St. Augustine's history.
Built circa 1750 by order of the King of Spain for Spanish Royal Treasurer Juan Estevan de Peña and his wife Maria Antonia, it is Just steps from Government House and its stature was ensured immediately.
It became home to governors – first, Acting Governor John Moultrie and then, his successor, Governor Patrick Tonyn. As British rule ended and Spain regained ownership of St. Augustine the house became the last seat of British government in North America, south of Canada in 1784.
Beautiful house, great tour. Our guide was Ms Kavanaugh. Fascinating history. Nice gift shop. Photography is not allowed inside, though I wish it were. No charge for the tour, but we left a donation, the Woman's Exchange is a good charity. We recommend!
A Must Do in St. Augustine! Outstanding the history and beauty of this remarkable home and gardens far exceeded my expectations. Natalie was informative, and engaging and was very willing to share her wealth of knowledge about the Pena-Peck home. We encourage all to take this tour you will not be disappointed.
A Historic Place to Tour You need to see this building in the heart of downtown and they have an unique gift shop. Twice a year they have a luncheon with profits going to help women over 30 to go back to school. They have wonderful gifts in four rooms and give you a five dollar coupon if you spend ten dollars. We had two lovely luncheon there and reserved a table for six.
Lovely Items/Worthy Cause We did a tour of the house which was filled with lovely antiques and our guide was lovely and knowledgeable but what was most impressive to me was the items for sale in the gift shop were made by local women and the proceeds support women's causes including scholarships for college.
Pena-Peck Home Well Worth a Visit An interesting piece of history and well preserved. Our guide (I think her name was Ellen) was very knowledgeable about everything in the home. Definitely the best volunteer guide I've ever encountered. Will bring guests here in the future.
American Rhythms Very well a visit for those presents for special people. Hand crafted by women. Staffed by volunteers who a helpful and engaging. Most (80%) of the money goes to the women who make these unique items