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ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!

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Program #6642RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Become an adventurer on a quest to explore St. Augustine's role in the shaping of America throughout 450 years. Examine the city's rich tapestry through lectures by local experts and historians, live music, professional costumed re-enactments and expert-led field trips. Observe architecture of the Spanish, British and Venetian Renaissance periods. Journey from the pre-European era to the conquerors and the present. Immerse yourself in our historical treasure!


Highlights

• Examine the site where the Spanish landed, the Historic District, Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon Hall (formerly the Ponce de Leon Hotel) on the campus of Flagler College and listed as a National Historic Landmark.
• Meet Henry Flagler in a costumed presentation and listen as this railroad magnate shares with you his life and legacy of grand hotels, the railroads and the impact of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture on St. Augustine.
• View “Gilded Age” works of Tiffany at selected historic buildings.

Activity Notes

There is moderate amount of walking, stairs and standing at historic sites and museums during field trips. Elevators are provided at several sites. Narrow streets and trolley design make this program more challenging for those with limited mobility.

Date Notes
10/12/2014
Cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest.11/2/2014
Cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest.11/30/2014
Cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest.1/4/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, Iincluded in this week`s program will be a field trip to and tour of the Lightner Museum located in the Historic District. Relics of America`s Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum`s three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. 1/11/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, Iincluded in this week`s program will be a field trip to and tour of the Lightner Museum located in the Historic District. Relics of America`s Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum`s three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. 1/18/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, Iincluded in this week`s program will be a field trip to and tour of the Lightner Museum located in the Historic District. Relics of America`s Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum`s three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. 1/25/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, Iincluded in this week`s program will be a field trip to and tour of the Lightner Museum located in the Historic District. Relics of America`s Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum`s three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. 2/1/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 2/8/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 2/15/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 2/22/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 3/1/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 3/8/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 3/15/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 3/22/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest. 3/29/2015
This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the U.S. Watch for special event updates. Also, cruise the waters of Historic St. Augustine aboard the Victory III. This narrated tour by the Captain provides an incomparable way to view St.Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural sites of interest.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Performances

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