Oldest Store Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Historic Tours of America167 San Marco AvenueSt. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

Situated on San Marco Avenue in historic St. Augustine, the Oldest Store Museum offers a unique experience seeing some of the most incredible items created at the turn of the 20th century. Visitors can watch actors portray clerks, snake oil salesmen and butchers while showing you items like a steam-drive tractor, a grain thresher, guns and ammunition, tonics and elixirs, and more.

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Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, 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! Its truly like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908.
Meet the proprietor: Mr. C.F. Hamblen and watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions for turn of the century living.

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 talent to amuse folks.

Visit the Oldest Store in St. Augustine with its impressive 100,000 items such as:
-Steam Driven Tractor bullet Tonics & Elixers
-Farm Equipment bullet Health Underwear
-Worm Syrup bullet Corn Sheller
-Collars & Corsets bullet Guns & Ammunition
-Grain Thresher bullet Goat Powered Washing Machine
-Bikes & Trikes bullet Gossip
-And So Much More

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Matt M
Cape Coral, Florida
"Well done tour and great assortment of old products."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2020 NEW
Our tour guide Orville was great and this is a well done tour with lots of demonstrations and lots of "Bad" jokes!
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Mobile36401147228
"Better Second Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2020 NEW
My family went to the old store last month and really enjoyed the tour guide, Orville. He was informative, funny and entertaining. We live in Saint Augustine and took some visiting friends to the trolley ride and saw Orville outside the store, and decided to go again. He was just as funny and entertaining the second time around. Highly recommended. The artifacts are unusual and the history is worth hearing about.
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kvance1983
St. Augustine, Florida
"Great experience with Ashlei "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2020 NEW
Ashlei really brought the store to life. A great experience with her. Highly recommend! My friends and I really enjoyed the old store antiques.
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sherryd515
"Oliver was Great!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2020
We stepped back in time to 1908. Oliver took us on this trip and he was awesome. He never broke character and he was so fun!
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Jerry R
"Step back in time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 14, 2020
Really cool tour. Molly did a great job demo tools and explaining antique tools. Whole family enjoyed tour
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