With almost seven million people visiting St. Augustine and St. Johns County each year, where we live is a great vacation spot.
Staycation is the word for it and residents of St. Johns County are offered savings throughout the city and county at local attractions and national parks.
Free with ID’s of proof of residence are the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. Also, there's the Spanish Military Hospital and the Ximenez Fatio House both located on Aviles St. Lightner Museum is located at City Hall, 75 King St. and the Oldest Wooden School House at the most northern end of St. George St., near the City Gate. The Fountain of Youth which has been an attraction for more than 100 years, is located at 11 Magnolia Ave.
The Castillo de San Marcos which the Spanish began building in 1672 is maintained by the National Park Service (NPS) and is free for those 16 and under and almost free at $6 per person for adults. To read about the NPS Golden Crescent, the Crossroads of Florida and Georgia, click here. To read about the Fort, click here.
Admission is free at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel on St. George St., the Pena-Peck House, Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum.
Summer’s a great time to see the sites that people travel miles to see.
Connect to these links to act like a visitor:
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, Visitors Information, click here.
Castillo de San Marcos, click here.
Lightner Museum, click here.
Old City Web, click here.
Viva Florida 500, click here.