Today visitors from all around the world come to St. George Street to get acquainted with our nation’s oldest city. Shop if you wish, or simply take your time appreciating the culture and heritage as you explore the 11-block stretch of charming shops, restaurants and historic sites.
St. George Street’s Historic Attractions
The oldest city in the United States, St Augustine’s St. George Street is home to many historical sites. From the Oldest School House to St. Photios National Shrine, delight in the city’s rich history.
Oldest School House
The Oldest School House is located near the City Gates and is a surviving expression of another time. Step back over two decades ago to a time when Florida was under the rule of Imperial Spain and see what a day at school would have been like for the local children. Related artifacts and copies of the books the pupils studied can be seen inside the building made of red cedar and cypress wood.
The Pena Peck House
Built of native coquina stone, the Peña Peck House was constructed in 1750 to house the King of Spain’s royal Treasurer Juan Esteban de Peña. One of the finest surviving first Spanish homes, today the house is open to the public and free tours are given throughout the day.
St. Photios National Shrine
The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is situated just steps away from St. Augustine’s historic City Gates. Pray, light a candle, or view the Byzantine style frescoes in this shrine and museum.
Shopping on St. George Street
As you stroll down St. George Street you’ll discover welcoming storefronts filled with fabulous apparel, unique gifts, custom crafted jewelry and stunning art.
Apparel and Accessories
Find the perfect present in Dragonflies Handcrafted Jewelry, a specialty boutique offering unique handmade accessories. Looking for one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing? Stop by Earthbound Trading Company. With an eclectic mix of clothing, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Other unique clothing retailers on St. George Street include H.W. Davis Co., Red Pineapple and the Clog Shop.
Admire artistic imagery and wonder in Peter O’Neill, a self-taught Artist’s gallery. Discover unique cooking and baking accessories in Saint George Dinnerware. Choose your own pearl straight from an oyster in the Pearl Shop. For the cigar enthusiast, JC the Cuban Roller offers a high quality, hand rolled Cuban cigars.
Gifts and Collectibles
Treat someone special to locally made jewelry from Lost and Found Jewelry, take home collectible memorabilia from the Magnet Force, or browse through one-of-a- kind gifts and keepsakes in the Columbia Gift Shop, a shop that strays away from the typical and specializes in the Cuban culture.
Historic St. George Street boasts some of the finest restaurants in the south. With a cross-section of eateries you can have a relaxing meal with panorama views in Milltop Tavern, or taste Spanish cuisine in Mi Casa Café.
Specializing in pastries, sticky buns and other freshly baked goods, catch a quick breakfast at the Bunnery before you start your day in St. Augustine.
Just off St. George Street, indulge in a number of authentic Cuban sandwiches, empanadas and Cuban pastries and deserts at the Cuban Bakery.
Indulge in New York style pizza, calzones, cannolis and other authentic Italian dishes and desserts at Pizza Time. Made with fresh ingredients and with a New York touch, it’s no wonder this Italian restaurant draws in a crowd.
Mi Casa Café
Serving lunch and dinner, Mi Casa Café is a quaint café, restaurant and beer garden serving German-Spanish style favorites including Rueben dogs and tacos.
Over 130 years old, the historic Milltop Tavern remains a strong structure and one of the most renowned taverns in Florida. Admire the views of the Castillo de San Marcos, harbor and the sides of St. George Street from the second floor tavern as you enjoy great food and company.