Florida

St. Augustine Tours: Mission of Nombre de Dios

Mission of Nombre de Dios

Pedro Menendez de Aviles  landed here  in 1565 Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, accompanied by soldiers, priests,  and colonists, landed here and founded St. Augustine on September 8, 1565. Mission of Nombre de Dios is the oldest continually occupied European settlement in North America. Customized Sonshine tours can also include: [catlist id=14 numberposts=-1 template=list-only]

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Flagler College

 Flagler College A stop at Flagler College will ignite your  students’ imaginations!  As they contemplate the possibilities of attending this liberal arts college, the  beauty of the campus will inspire them.  The stunning facilities were originally built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon Hotel,  an ultra-luxury winter resort for the upper class. Customized Saint Augustine tours can also include: [catlist […]

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Shops and Restaurants on St. George Street

St. George Street Step back into the 16th century for the shopping experience of a lifetime! Your group will enjoy shopping or dining on picturesque St. George Street, once the main thoroughfare through St. Augustine. Here you’ll find locally made  items, handcrafted custom jewelry, souvenirs, restaurants, and sweet shops.   St. George Street  is the perfect  place to find a […]

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The Oldest House

Tudor Hall of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House The Gonzalez-Alvarez House is St. Augustine’s earliest original dwelling. At this site, thousands of Sonshine Educational Tour students have discovered the secrets of everyday life on the Florida frontier for Spanish, British, and American colonists. Customized Saint Augustine tours can also include: [catlist id=14 numberposts=-1 template=list-only]

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The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse This little schoolhouse was built during the Minorcan period, while Florida was under Spanish rule.   The building was constructed of red cedar and cypress, and joined together with wooden pegs and handmade nails.  The school still stands and welcomes visitors over 200 years later. A tour of the school includes Disney-like animatronic figures dressed in clothing styles that were […]

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