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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sweetsunshine74
Palmetto, Florida
"Interesting historical tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
We enjoyed the tour of the old store and the demonstrations of the historical items and appliances. Miss Abigail was pleasant to listen to and knowledgeable.
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Halesky
Davenport, Florida
"Return to the Past!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
This was a treasure for me, so much of it was memories from my childhood. No, I’m not that old, but it still had things that my grandmother used when I was a little girl. The tour was entertaining. Young folks need to see these things just to know how much things have changed in such a short time and to appreciate all that we have now!
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Ron U
"General Store but not Generally drab."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2019 NEW
Here is a building that depicts the good ole days when we could find most everything we needed in a one stop shop.
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nicolehW4010AH
"So so tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 22, 2019
Lots of history! Leo was fun and interactive. Annie in the warehouse was odd and out of place as was the part where a painting begins to talk as part of the historical tour) it did not make sense and the whole thing loss it’s authenticity which the other tours excelled at
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Travel814183
Statesboro, Georgia
"tiny and interested"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2019
there are bunch of museum in this area and each of them are so tiny and cute if you want to know more about what us about a hundred years ago, you can take a look at it.
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