Colonial Quarter Museum

Experience centuries of St. Augustine's rich history, brought to life at the Colonial Quarter—the revitalized two-acre signature attraction in the heart of downtown with living history demonstrations, graphical stories, dining, shopping and interactive activities, including climbing a 35-foot watchtower.


  • Climb a 35-foot watchtower
  • Engage in a musket drill
  • Meet colonial residents
  • Dig into buried artifacts
  • See shipbuilding in progress
  • Dine in the pub and taberna
  • Stroll under our boardwalk of flags
  • Make your own leatherworks
No visit to the Nation's Oldest City is complete without a stop in the Colonial Quarter living history experience! Venture beyond the bustle of St. George Street and discover life in another time. Here's what you'll find inside the Colonial Quarter. 


16th Century Spanish First City

The First City features caravel shipbuilding, interactive archaeological activity, and highlights recent on-site investigations. Stroll the Flags Over St. Augustine boardwalk featuring flags that have flown over the Ancient City through the centuries, and explore St. Augustine as the first European waterfront community. 

17th Century Spanish Fortified Town
Interact with a working blacksmith and gunsmith demonstrating musket drills. Stand tall and learn to lock, load and fire a 17th century musket, even climb to the top of an interpretive watchtower from the 1600s for a centuries-old view of the bayfront. 

18th Century Spanish Garrison Town
boasts a fully authentic 18th century environment that tells the story of the lives of those who supported the Castillo de San Marcos. And join the Colonial Crew Revue for a lively nighttime historic entertainment show with family-style table seating and light refreshments! 

18th Century British: The 14th Colony
The 14th Colony offers a window into life in St. Augustine under decades of British rule and the American Revolution. Learn about historic preservation in the 1740s de Mesa-Sanchez House and step into the East Florida Gazette Print Shoppe. 


Bull & Crown Publick House
Step off of St. George Street and into an 18th-century styled British pub. Sip and dine on authentic fare in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. 

Taberna del Caballo Follow the Spanish song into our authentic 18th century-styled taberna for light tapas, cold beverages and an intimate atmosphere you won't find anywhere else. 


Colonial Quarter specialty gift shops feature merchandise inspired by St. Augustine's rich history, art and the unforgettable memories made here.
 From the Colonial Quarter Shoppe and Menendez Mercado on St. George Street to The Colonial Gates on South Castillo Drive coming soon, our products range from authentic reproductions and imaginative adaptations to apparel and fun items.