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Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum

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Address: 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1628
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Neat place to see if you are a history buff

You feel like you step back in time. The grounds are kept in a way that is not so homoginized. It is a nice place to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
corianart
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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there at11:45. We were told This Tour was to start at 12:00and the guide argued with staff saying she did not want to take us and she had another tour, yet no one was there. The manager in the shop is inconsiderate as she grabbed a sign and shoved it in my son's face because he was playing... More 

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Daniel C, General Manager at Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum, responded to this review

I was very sorry to hear of your experience on Tuesday. As evidenced by our many positive reviews, we work hard to provide a great experience for all. Your experience was unacceptable to all of us. I apologize for the misinterpretation of our staff’s actions. I’m sure your child’s safety was her first concern. In the past we have experienced... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You feel like you step back in time. The grounds are kept in a way that is not so homoginized. It is a nice place to see.

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Thank corianart
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Kathleen was a wonderful tour guide. My family and I enjoyed the private tour from Kathleen. The day was hot and not a lot of tourists around. We had tickets, might as well go and enjoy the tour. I have to admit at first I wasn't too keen on being out on the heat but, our tour guide made the... More 

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Orlando
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My whole family enjoyed this little adventure!! Everyone was involved and off their phones during the entire visit!! I love how the entire staff stays in character.

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Elburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

And hands on. It's easy to get jaded by the sheer scope of competition vying for your coinage, but if you want to find a place where you can learn as much or little as you want, and all about you are opportunities for the little ones to touch as much or as little as they want, this place is... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Did the guided tour through this place and was surprised at how informative it was. The tour guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The fort is an awesome experience. It was a little warm in the summer, but the breeze from the water was nice. The staff is very knowledgeable, but it may be to much info for the younger kids to care about until they are a little older.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I took my 2 year old and 5 year old grandsons to the Fort. I found it very interesting and the guide was very knowledgable. Unfortunately, young children will not benefit from the tour as it is better for a little older child like 8 or 9. Still, they had fun learning to dip candles and play the various old... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I didn't go in as I prefer to photograph forts from the outside. This one was particularly striking and both my camera and I loved it. See for yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Fort is a wonderful attraction for old and young alike. Knowledgeable Staff can provide an insight into the history of the Fort and talks are given at intervals during the day.

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