The Museum of Weapons and Early American History
Located at 81C King St., next to Zorayda Castle, displays include items such as the piano of John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States. (904) 829-3727
Potter’s Wax MuseumPotter’s Wax Museum
Go back in time and “meet” more than 150 famous people from the past and present, from explorers of the New World to Hollywood movie stars. Group rates available. (904) 829-9056
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Known as the “modern Marco Polo,” Robert L. Ripley traveled to more than 198 countries to gather 750 exhibits displayed at the museum. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. (904) 824-1606
The Florida Heritage Museum
Located at 167 San Marco Ave. next to the Old Jail, it tells the story of Henry Flagler through unpublished photographs and artifacts. Model trains replicate Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway. An Indian village, weapons, Victorian dolls and toys are also part of the museum. (904) 829-3800
Old St. Augustine Village
Old St. Augustine Village is one of America’s most historically rich places. Bounded by the age-old streets of St. George, Bridge, and Cordova, the Village’s 10 houses, courtyards and gardens form an entire city block in St. Augustine’s oldest historic district. Kenneth Dow donated the property to the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1988. It has been restored in part by grants from the Florida Department of State.
The Museum of Historic St. Augustine
“The Dream, the Challenge, the City,” reflects five centuries of the city’s history. Over 300 artifacts are exhibited from archaeological digs and Spanish shipwrecks off Florida’s coast. In the Government House, at 48 King Street. (904) 825-5033
St. Augustine Lighthouse & MuseumSt. Augustine Lighthouse
Get a bird’s-eye view of St. Augustine when you climb the 219 steps to the lantern room and the gallery walk of the lighthouse to see the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and St. Augustine. The museum is in the restored two-story lightkeeper’s house, which also has exhibits and a video theatre telling the stories of the light keepers. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with extended summer and holiday hours. For their safety, children must be 7 years old and 4 feet tall to climb the tower. (904) 829-0745
Housed in the former Alcazar Hotel, which was constructed in 1888, the museum is part of Henry Flagler’s legacy of Florida hotels. Included in the museum’s collection are Victorian-period memorabilia, stained-glass art by Louis Tiffany, paintings, sculpture, toys, porcelain, and furniture. Located in the City Hall building. (904) 824-2874