Online Highways Home > Florida > St Augustine

Gonzalez-Alvarez House

Search St Augustine Florida

Explore 400 years of history in the 'Oldest House' in St Augustine. Continuously occupied since it was built circa 1560, the Spanish coquina ('little shell') walls were built soon after the British burned the town in 1702. Occupants from the early 1700s-1800s include both British and American families; the St. Augustine Historical Society acquired the property in 1918.

The house is now a National Historic Landmark; ornamental gardens contain plants typical of those grown by its former Spanish, British and American occupants and an on-site Museum presents the dramatic 400-year history of St. Augustine. Open daily; guided tours available.

Location: 14 St Francis Street, St Augustine Florida 32084 Telephone 904-824-2872

Other History nearby:
(St Augustine) Amore' Wedding Chapel-St Augustine
(Starke) Camp Blanding World War II Museum
(St Augustine) Gonzalez-Alvarez House
(St Augustine) Government House Museum
(St Augustine) Historic Dr. Peck House
(Jacksonville) Jacksonville Historical Center

08/18 Coming to The St Augustine area
Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.