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Address: 48 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4449
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Very Nice Governors House

Beautiful Governors house, Great architecture!!! Definetly worth a stop by. Great photo spot. Very close to everything

Reviewed 10 April 2017
David N Paola S
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Stuart, Florida
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum doesn't have a lot of displays, it's mostly pictures with a lot of reading, but if you like history, which IS St. Augustine, this place is great.

Thank P B
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Governors house, Great architecture!!! Definetly worth a stop by. Great photo spot. Very close to everything

Thank David N Paola S
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A reading type of museum. Free, small, air conditioned, clean restrooms. Find this museum on the Plaza.

Thank Localgirl252
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257 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We were told, during an Old Town Tram tour to be sure and see this site. We almost walked by it as we were wandering the city. I'm glad we stopped. It's free and contains a wonderful history of the area with stories, graphics and artifacts. In less than a hour I learned the history of the area, in a... More 

1 Thank Bill G
New York City, New York
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5,398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

What a great little museum. Lots of exhibits for the history of the area. The building itself is a historical treat.

Thank Bernardo F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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241 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

As part of our downtown walk about, we entered the museum. The staff were very friendly. There was much more inside to see and I enjoyed the exhibits.

Thank IslaEsperanza
St. John's, Canada
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136 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stop and escape the rain for a bit in the afternoon. It includes information about the earliest people living in the St. Augustine area. There is a dugout canoe and information on how they were built. There are some nice, quiet activities for small children (colour your own canoe paddle, etc). It won't take... More 

Thank GlobeTrotterNL1
Central Florida, Florida
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum is housed in a restored 1930s government building and is easy to miss on a walk in downtown St. Augustine but is very worthwhile. Exhibits on the history of the city are informative and visually appealing. When we visited the museum, a special exhibit on canoes was showing and is first class--varied and comprehensive. Children would also find... More 

Thank Penny W
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Definitely a must see while in St Augustine. Even though it is in the center of town it is easy to miss. Really excellent interpretive material about the archaic and post-archaic canoes found at Newnan's Lake near Gainesville during the drought of 2000. Additional well done displays on canoes and paddles from other Aboriginal cultures throughout the Americas. And did... More 

2 Thank Ybor_Fisherfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum and are grateful that we did! It had very informative exhibits appropriate for nearly all age levels. It had a couple small scale take home activities as well that the kids did participate in. There were some good photo opportunities for everyone. I was pleasantly surprised at this museum and our kids enjoyed many of... More 

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