Opened in 2013, Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine is a two-acre trip back in time, spanning several centuries of the city's colorful history via interactive attractions and exhibits. Pat Croce, owner of the next-door St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, partnered with the University of Florida to spruce up the former Colonial Quarter Spanish Museum, infusing it not just with cash but with authenticity. Stroll through a recreated town plaza, fully operational leather worker's shop, gunsmith shop, and blacksmith shop. You can even participate in a musket drill. Afterwards, stop for a snack at the Spanish tapas restaurant or the old English pub, both of which are populated by staff in period costumes. The food isn't fancy, but it's not centuries-old grub either, and being able to order booze in a theme park is a plus. Guided tours are informative and fun and are included in your admission. It's hard to see everything at once, especially on the tours, so I recommend you break up your visits into the sections you are most interested in. It may not be Colonial Disney, but Colonial Quarter is surprisingly worthy of a few visits.
St. Augustine› Attraction
33 St. George St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Historic District Hours Daily 9am–6pm Phone 904/342-2857 Prices Admission $12.99 adults, $6.99 children 5–12 Web site Colonial Quarter
Map33 St. George St. St. Augustine
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