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Colonial Quarter, St. Augustine

Travel back to St. Augustine's beginnings as a Spanish colony at Colonial Quarter. The admission price includes a historical adventure tour led by a costumed guide. Tours take you back to the 16th century with the arrival of the Spanish colonists and bring to to the British colonization in the 18th century. Explore settlement buildings, a ship-building site, blacksmith, and a public house and tapas tavern. Get to know the performers who bring history back to life, such as the blacksmith pounding on his anvil and the guard who greets you in the watchtower. At the dig site you can search for artifacts from the original colony. See Colonial Quarter and all St. Augustine has to offer by arranging your trip with our St. Augustine tour itinerary maker website .
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  • I think the problem was we visited in January and they must not consider that tourist season. We decided to visit The Colonial Experience in the Colonial Quarter (the living history walking tour) and ...  more »
  • What a great tour, Chad did a wonderful job and had so much knowledge. It’s nice to be able to ask questions and have someone know the answers with great sight. Would love to do this tour again  more »
  • We had Chad Light as our guide.. and I’m thankful for it. My wife was the one that wanted to go on this to begin with, but with the technical background and the demonstrations that chad did, I had the...  more »
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  • First time I was here was back in 2002. I was very impressed and enjoyed my visit. There where a lot of things to learn and see with people dressed in original colonial clothing that where very knowledgeable and engaging . The tour was all about bringing you back to how life was in the old Spanish settlement and showing what everyone was doing in every trade. Today, 16 years later I thought it would have been a good idea to bring my 12 yo son to live an historic experience in a great setting. Here comes the disappointment, the tour is introduced by a very nice and knowledgeable gentleman who is nice with kids and truly does his best to give you a good your. The problem is that some company bought the location and cut down all the stages locations only to open FOUR restaurants and so half of your tour you will be introduced to the restaurants instead of what the carpenter was doing or how a local kitchen was organized and so on. Bottom line, you will spend a lot of money to be part of a restaurant commercial with few few historic notes that you can get anywhere else in town. On top of that their gift shop, (of course they have gift shops) are the only stores in town to sell bottled water at $3.00 where everyone else sells it for $1.00. Never again........ stay away.
  • We always revisit this attraction when we travel to St Augustine. It is both factual and fun, and there are always new twists each time we visit. It's a stroll through the centuries of St Augustine's development and changes. Recommend your first time or two through that you take advantage of a tour so that you can hear about the facilities and see demonstrations of the various crafts and weaponry of those times. It really gives you a look into how life was in previous generations of the city. Fun fact, it was in the colonial quarters that I learned that eggs do not require refrigeration until they have been refrigerated. Chickens lay eggs sequentially until they collect a clutch, which can take up to a month before they sit and brood to hatch them. Thus, eggs can safely be kept at room temperature for a month or more before being safely consumed. In fact refrigeration causes the proteins to deteriorate, so they are actually more nutritious if collected and kept at room temperature until consumed.
  • Loved this place! Very informative tour. Felt like walking back in time. Definitely recommend.
  • A definite must. Interesting view into St. Augustine's history. Tour guide, Chad Light, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.
  • Elle was our guide she was funny very knowledgeable. She made everyone in our group laugh! Awesome learned alot just by what she said too. I didn't know much about the history but she made it fun loved it. Hope she's still there in the future! She's awesome!!!!!! And that's why I give 5 stars. Please let her know we had a blast and she's awesome!!!!
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