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Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum

32 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4445
+1 904-826-0750
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The history of the Catholic community of St. Augustine and a group of very strong faithfilled women.

We are Catholics and our visit to this house was very inspiring. We had the honor of meeting Sr... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
Anne G
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Titusville, Florida
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We were pointed here by a guide from the Visitor's Center. The story of the nuns of St. Joseph... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2015
bahiadreaming
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32 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4445
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

We are Catholics and our visit to this house was very inspiring. We had the honor of meeting Sr. Thomas Joseph who has been here for 70 years and is the archivist for the Sisters of Saint Joseph who maintain this beautiful house. She has...More

1  Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We were pointed here by a guide from the Visitor's Center. The story of the nuns of St. Joseph, who taught black schoolchildren was captivating. While there, we met Sister Thomas Joseph McGoldrick and Bill, a volunteer, who both were very informative and helpful. The...More

1  Thank bahiadreaming
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here while avoiding the overcrowded streets of St Augustine. It's an old school house/living quarters for the Sister's of St Joseph. The story of how the building was made and changed over the decades is really quite awesome. Admission is...More

3  Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I am not catholic nor am I very religious, but this was an enlightening visit. I loved the volunteers that provided information and good conversation. The artifacts the nuns have gifted to the museum were so interesting, spanning many decades. The connections to other parts...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This museum explains it, and tells the story of the French Catholic nuns who came after the Civil War to teach freed slaves. It's one of the oldest buildings in St. Augustine, with a very nice and helpful staff to explain its history.

3  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

great tour guides, very historic and informational. Its a little off the main path but it does have a trolley stop,

1  Thank mabel4484
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

According to the docent, this is the oldest house in America. It has many artifacts from the days when the sisters taught school here, and the beautiful "Lady of the Hurricane". Certainly worth a visit...it is free, with a donation box.

5  Thank maryallen99
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

An excavation performed in 2000 showed that the original building at this site was actually the FIRST house in St. Augustine, making this truly the Oldest in the Old town. When we walked through the door, we were greeted by Sr. Pat, who had us...More

4  Thank geismom
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I found this online while planning our recent trip. Apparently its been open for many years but we hadn't discovered it. We got there 5 minutes before the last admission time so we didn't explore it as thoroughly as we would have liked to, but...More

2  Thank TyandKim
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We found this house as we walked the streets on our way back to our bed and breakfast. The entrance is free and have the only original garden from the period which is still kept up by the nuns in the adjacent Abby. The house...More

1  Thank Hailey A
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