Feel like traveling back 200 years? If so, stroll along the Historic Spanish Quarter and enjoy the various restored buildings of this colonial village! Take tour through the Government House which feature current exhibits of the city’s past. Watch historians relive the life of Spanish soldiers and their families or enjoy demonstrations by blacksmiths, carpenters, candle-makers, and other tradesmen!
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Did you know that not only is the Tolomato Cemetery one of Florida’s oldest cemeteries, but that it also is the final resting place of many confederate soldiers? This cemetery offers this unique experience of offering guests a glimpse into the history of the people who lived and died in St. Augustine! Many important religious and political figures have been buried here from Father Pedro Camps, pastor of the Minorcan colonists, to the first Bishop of St. Augustine Augustin Verot! Come and explore the history and lives of past St. Augustinians!
Carriage rides are a true memorable experience while visiting historic St. Augustine. If you enjoy Castillo de San Marco and the inspiration you’ll feel from viewing it, then riding in a horse-drawn carriage is the perfect experience for you! Enjoy the picturesque harbor and the feeling of nostalgia as you step back in time by reliving the history of America’s oldest city.
Mr. Henry Flagler. You see his name and his legacy all throughout Southern America. Through St. Augustine’s History Museum you can learn all about his contributions and his sparks that changed real estate and transportation industries. View the authentic artifacts, unpublished photographs, and learn about the growth of St. Augustine while it was under Spanish and British rule! There is more than 400 years of history featuring toys, dolls, and more from Floridian past!
Did you know that what now serves as a beautiful architectural institution of learning was once the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Hotel? It was built in 1888 and is known for it’s beautiful settings and luxurious amenities! Now more than 2000 students attend Flagler college every year since millions of dollars have been spent renovating and restoring the historic buildings! You can hop off the trolley at Stop #13 take a stroll around this beautiful campus.
We had a great time this past weekend in St. Augustine with our good friends at Patriot Service Dogs. We got to meet our two Old Town Trolley sponsored puppies, Dudley, a black Labrador retriever and Diego a golden retriever. They got to do meet and greets with out guests and take a tour or two! After their training is complete Dudley and Diego will make fabulous service companions for a wounded veteran returning from war.
It’s that time a year again when we team up with Patriot Service Dogs, a wonderful group based out of Jacksonville, FL, that provides assistance dogs to returning war veterans. Last year Old Town Trolley Tours raised enough money to sponsor two adorable and smart puppies, Diego, a golden retriever and Dudley at Labrador retriever. We are excited to be hosting both of these dogs, with their handlers at Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine on Veteran’s Day. In addition we will have another Patriot Service Dog, Legion, a golden retriever, at Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston on Sunday. All of the dogs will do meet and greets and take tours!
We will again be donating $1 for every ticket purchased to Patriot Service Dogs so they can continue doing the great work that they do. We hope to see everyone out on the trolley tomorrow!
Or in the case of Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, their wonderful vendors to share Halloween goodies. Vendors are a valuable part of the our team at Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine and we can’t thank them enough, which is why we left the flying monkeys at home!
Have you ever visited the Old Jail in St. Augustine? Not only is the history of the jail captivating, but you have the unique opportunity of enjoying a guided tour through the sheriff’s quarters where he and his family lived next to 72 prisoners! Tour the cells, maximum-security areas, the gallows, and an exclusive collection of guns used in actual crime! You’ll be fascinated by stories of justice, crime, and punishment in America’s southernmost frontier! The Old Jail is one of the most haunted St. Augustine Attractions and you can actually stay the night in the Jail, if you dare!!!
Do you want serenity now? The Bay View at the Monterey Inn is a beautiful stop for all of our trolley guests especially with its majestic view of the Bridge of Lions in the distance! The bridge itself features two marble lions at the west end and connects St. Augustine to Anastasia Island! Come enjoy this delightful location as a pleasant beginning to the many beautiful St. Augustine Sightseeing Adventures aboard Old Town Trolley.