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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Lakshminarayana... V
"Best museum tour America (not kidding !)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019 NEW
The oldest store in US museum gave me a memory I won’t forget. The tour guides were role playing store owners from the 19th century. They had real items from back then and a huge collection of 19th century items which is can-touch experience as most of them are in amazing condition. Amazing demo and no glass walls or anything. Puts every other museum tour to shame! Just Amazing
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Jakegabe282828
"Interesting and Entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2019 NEW
The items in the store are authentic to the time period. The tour guides speak from the time period as well. It was informative and fun. Brings you into a time long ago. Also, bigger than it looks. A definite must!!!
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mrsaza031211
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"Amazing Tour!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019 NEW
Our tour guide in the front of the store was Orville. He was great. His description on the unique items in the store was enjoyable as well as informative. He was also very funny. Great tour Orville! The back of the store our tour guide was Annie. She was awesome and funny as well. She was very knowledgeable of the items and how they were used. Annie was also entertaining. Is definitely a tour I would recommend to my friends. Thanks again Orville and Annie for an awesome tour!.
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Travelwithintention
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Husband Loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019 NEW
This store has so many unique and historic items. My husband really wanted to go and I reluctantly went along. However, it was really, really good. The history was amazing. No other museum has such authenticity.
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susan b
"Great tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019 NEW
Jeb and Minnie were great tour guides! Very authentic experience of what it was like Shopping In the early 1900s definitely worth it!
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