St. Augustine History and Culture


From Spanish colony to British rule to statehood, St. Augustine's long history and varied cultural influences are evident in its streets, buildings and the people who call it home.

 
Historic Sites

St. Augustine wouldn't be the nation's oldest continually occupied European settlement without many of the historical landmarks that tell of the city's storied past. From Native Americans, Spanish settlers, British soldiers and the occasional pirate to 18th century dilettantes, tycoons and eccentric millionaires, St. Augustine has been home to a wide range of cultures, which are still preserved through the city's historical sites.


Strolling around the downtown historic district, you will find that discerning the true historic sites from the gorgeous town around them is both a fun and educational challenge. Come discover four centuries of Floridian and American history.