Castillo de San Marcos

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Castillo de San Marcos: Our most recommended tours and activities

St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

1. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum. 

St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

2. St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Follow the storytellers through the Old Town, visiting some of their favorite haunts, on this tour through St. Augustine’s ghostly locations. Meet your guide near the Old City Gates and stroll through the darkened streets, listening to stories of long-deceased residents who have not moved on. While traveling the most haunted areas of St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city, you will hear the most enchanting and historical accounts of paranormal sightings, captures, and the story behind why they appear. From the Old Cemeteries, to the infamous Castillo de San Marcos, your guide will make sure you have every chance to capture and explore your own paranormal encounters. This is an award-winning tour that has operated since 1998 and welcomes young and old alike — the very best unscripted tour. The experience begins and ends at the same location with convenient parking nearby.

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What people are saying about Castillo de San Marcos

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 145 reviews

The trolley offered us an easy way to hear about the history of St. Augustine and see all the sites without having to walk or drive to each area. I would recommend starting right when they open so you have time to see everything, have lunch, take a wine or distillery tour by the time the last trolley loads at 4:30pm. There was always room on the next trolley to hop on and off, but it was a hotter day so that may have lessened the amount of people out. There is free parking at the main trolley pick up location that is the only thing that I was not aware of and we paid for parking in the main downtown parking garage. The experience was great, the trolley drivers were very informative, and my teenage boys enjoyed the day despite the heat.

Great way to tour the city! The first day, we rode an d made notes of the attractions we wanted to see. The second day, we hopped on and off while visiting them. The tour guides were all knowledgeable about the history and we learned a lot.

The trolley tour was very informative. Our tour guide the preacher was knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend taking the tour before you decide what sites you want to see.

Our guides were very knowledgeable, extremely friendly, funny. & helpful. I will definitely recommend to family & friends who are coming to St Augustine!

Very informative and convenient. Never waited over 10 minutes for a trolley to pick us up. We had a great time!