Oldest Store Museum in St. Augustine, FL

167 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084
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Total Price: $15.90 (USD)
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Overview

Immerse yourself in turn-of-the-century nostalgia with a visit to the Oldest Store Museum - a recreation of St. Augustine’s original general store. Explore over 100,000 authentic products and inventions like vintage farm equipment, corsets, tonics and elixirs, and more. Live actors portray clerks, a butcher and snake oil salesmen peddling their latest wares.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • This is an interactive history lesson with live actors and over 100,000 turn-of-the-century items from the 1900's!
  • Guided tours depart every 20 minutes.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Children under 4 are admitted free.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Bring your photo ID and camera!

Description

from Oldest Store Museum
Journey back to the turn of the century with a visit to the Oldest Store Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Live actors serve as costumed guides as you stroll through this meticulous recreation of a 1900s general store.

Meet proprietor Mr. C.F. Hamblen, and watch in amazement as friendly clerks, a butcher, and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn-of-the-century living. Items such as a goat-powered washing machine and a gas-powered iron. It's truly like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908.

The local actors/storytellers make this tour even more entertaining by providing history and humor all rolled into one. They are recognized for their ability to captivate and entertain guests, as they share a common enthusiasm for history and the talent to amuse folks.

The Oldest Store Museum Experience features an impressive collection of more than 100,000 authentic items including:
  • Steam-driven tractors
  • Tonics and elixirs
  • Farm equipment
  • Health underwear
  • Worm syrup
  • Corn sheller
  • Collars and corsets
  • Guns & ammunition
  • Grain thresher
  • Goat-powered washing machines
  • Bikes & trikes
  • And so much more

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Frequently Asked Questions about Oldest Store Museum

Where is the Oldest Store Museum located?

The Oldest Store Museum is located at 161 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States.

When is the Oldest Store Museum open?

It's open daily from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, with the exception of Christmas Day. Reservation times are on a first come, first serve basis and each tour has limited capacity.

How long is the Oldest Store Museum experience?

Guests usually take an hour touring the exhibits, seeing the displays, and talking to the actors that reenact a 20th century merchant store. There are tours running every 20 minutes, but you may explore the area on your own.

Is the store wheelchair and stroller accessible?

Yes, the Oldest Store Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Are pets allowed in the Oldest Store Museum?

Service animals are allowed inside.

Is food allowed inside?

No, but there are multiple stores and restaurants outside the Oldest Store Museum.

Is there parking available?

Free parking is available near the Old Jail (167 San Marco Avenue). You can also park in town for $10-$15, depending on the area.

Is the Oldest Store Museum child appropriate?

Yes. Children under 4 are free of charge.