Colonial Quarter

St Augustine

See how they did things back in the 18th century at this re-creation of Spanish Colonial St Augustine, complete with craftspeople demonstrating blacksmithing, leather working, musket shooting and all sorts of historical stuff. A replica Spanish caravel (ship) is among the items. They also do canon and musket firing.

Discounted combination tickets, including admission to the Pirate & Treasure Museum (adult/child $24/13), are available.

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