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Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
"On your visit to St Augustine take some time to learn the history of the oldest European-settled city in the United States. There are several ways to experience this historic city -- visit the Old Jail experience the Oldest Store museum explore the history museum and see the city via the Old Town hop-on hop-off trolley. It's a great way to see all that St Augustine has to offer.Old Jail: Built in 1890 by Henry Flagler the Old Jail of St Augustine is one of the oldest of its kind and despite being renovated maintains its original feel. It’s a perfect choice for families as actors dressed in time-period outfits take you back to the time when this was a maximum-security prison.St Augustine History Museum: Get a look into St Augustine's past at the history museum! With dozens of artifacts dating back centuries
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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St. Augustine Sunset Helicopter Tour
You'll depart east just as the sun is setting and head south over 12 miles of beach returning back over the beach just in time to enjoy a spectacular view of St. Augustine as the sun sets over the Old Downtown. This is a trip you will never forget!"""Looking for the perfect way to propose or celebrate your anniversary or honeymoon? Look no further! The Romance Sunset Helicopter Tour offers the most romantic setting in St. Augustine approx. 98 miles from Orlando."title=Highlights&1=St.+Augustine+Sunset+Helicopter+Tour&2=Romance+sunset+helicopter+tour&3=Enjoy+a+spectacular+view+of+St.+Augustine+as+the+sun+sets+over+the+Old+Downtown&4=Fly+over+12+miles+of+beautiful+beachesVaries"St Augustine
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Bridge of Lions

The Bridge of Lions is a National Historic Landmark, that was built back in 1927. The bridge carries State Road A1A, between downtown St. Augustine and Anastasia Island. Two marble lions mark the end of the bridge, hence the bridge's name.

The bridge is currently undergoing a major restoration project, so an ugly temporary bridge has been constructed just north of the original bridge. Since the Bridge of Lions has such a stately name that helps describe its beauty, the temporary bridge needs a similar name. I propose Bridge of Lepers.

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Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Bridge of Lions

This bascule bridge is the primary symbol of the city (along with the Fort).

Although, it is a 'thorn in the paw" of residents, and a pain in the stern for boaters it is also quite an important landmark. Traffic can get quite backed up on it during rush hour, and it is right across the access to the island side south of town. It has restricted opening hours, which can be very ideosyncratic and anyone going south of the ICW HAS to go under this bridge if they come into St. Augustine because the channel of the St. Augustine inlet shifts so much that it requires local knowledge to transit should one think about going south in the Atlantic Ocean.

Looking at it is free. I have a whole travelogue of pictures of the bridge. It is a symbol of the town.

From the Save Our Bridge website:

The Bridge of Lions is a Mediterranean style bascule bridge located in the heart of the National Historic Landmark District of St. Augustine, Florida, the nations oldest continuously occupied European settlement. The bridge, built in the Florida boom of the 1920's, with its graceful arches, tile-roofed towers and marble lions statues is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1976 it was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the most significant bridges in Florida and in 1997 it was placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Structures".

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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Bridge of Lions

This beautiful bridge spans the Matanzas River between downtown St. Augustine and Anastasia Island.

The lions have been temporarily removed during the bridges rehabilitation project.

The bridge was constructed in 1927. The lions were made to resemble the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.

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frankcanfly
Sep 05, 2005

Bridge of Lions

The bride is ornate and the access over to the island that has the lighthouse and museum, alligator farm, Marineland, and eateries.

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Jun 12, 2011
 
 
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Alligator Farm

We love watching the alligators and decided to visit this zoo though it was a bit of a hike from Orlando. It was well worth the effort and we would certainly visit it again if we stay in Florida...
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Old City

The Ximenez-Fatio House is a historic boarding house dating from 1797. Nowadays it's a museum. Staying in line with how everything is presented in this town, I wonder if you can find the oldest...
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Lightner Museum

I have not been to this museum since 1954 when I went with my parents. At that time, my dad mostly took photos of the buttons that were displayed because my grandmother collected buttons. The usual...
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Flagler College

Henry Morrison Flagler's wife, Mary, had always struggled with health problems, became very ill. She and Flagler visited Jacksonville, Florida for the winter. Unfortunately, Mary did not recover. She...
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Basilica of St. Augustine

In 1786, shortly after the retaking of Florida from the British, the Spanish Crown decreed that a new parish church should be built in the growing young town of Saint Augustine. The result was the...
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Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

the gonzalez-alverez house is the oldest spanish colonial dwelling in florida. the site has been occupied since the 1600's and the present structure was built in the early 1700's. the gonzalez-alverez...
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