St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!
Explore culturally vibrant St. Augustine with experts and learn the story of the nation’s oldest city through its architecture, monuments, Gilded Age works and a historic reenactment.
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Program No. 6642RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Bright and bold living history awaits you in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida — the oldest city in America. What began as a Spanish fortress has transformed over the centuries into a charming seaside town brimming with Spanish, British and Venetian Renaissance architecture. Local experts — some in period dress — spin gripping tales and present a dramatic overview of the city’s remarkable history. Meet a soldier at the Fountain of Youth to hear his stories, walk the sacred grounds of the Timucuan Indians and immerse yourself in the city’s unique Old World charm. Viva San Augustin!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
There is moderate amount of walking, stairs and standing on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover a unique tapestry of history through the shared passions of park rangers, authors, storytellers and historians — some in period dress!
  • Learn the legacy of Henry Flagler and his grand hotels, and admire Gilded Age works of Tiffany glass in historic buildings.
  • Enjoy an expert-led exploration of the Castillo de San Marcos, and see the Victorian era come alive at the Lightner Museum.
Featured Expert
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Kenneth Barrett
A native Floridian, Ken Barrett graduated from St. Joseph Academy and received degrees from Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. While associated with the National Park Service, Ken photographed parks in this region and organized their archives. A freelance photographer, Ken's work has appeared in a variety of publications, including, "The Houses of St. Augustine" and "Florida's Colonial Architectural Heritage." Ken is also a frequent exhibitor at Florida art shows.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Margaret Kaler
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Kenneth Barrett
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James Bullock
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