St. Augustine

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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Castillo de San Marcos:The Oldest Fort

The bulwark of Castillo de San Marcos A definite highlight of St. Augustine! Sonshine Educational Tours will assure your students an unforgettable encounter with this 17th century fort.  Castillo de San Marcos was established in 1672 by the Spanish, and despite two British sieges, was never captured.  Visit the bunks where Spanish soldiers slept, the magazine, and the […]

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Oldest Jail and Florida Heritage Museum

Sheriff Joe Perry Sheriff Joe Perry is in and giving tours of his jail!  This facility, built in 1891 by Henry Flagler, is a student favorite.  Sonshine visitors will be intrigued and challenged by the sheriff’s commentary on the 19th century system of justice and punishment.   Students will also be shocked to find out that Sheriff […]

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Living History: Timucua Indian, Spanish Fort Mose, “Florida Cracker” Pioneer, & Archaeological Dig Programs

Candlemaking with the Spaniards Sonshine Educational Tours highly recommends a visit to this living history museum!  These villages will transport your students back to each of the the significant periods of St. Augustine’s history through many “hands on”  learning experiences. At the Timucua Indian village, you’ll play games the Timucuan Indians played, and learn how to […]

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The Oldest Lighthouse and St. Augustine Alligator Farm

    Sonshine Educational Tours has brought thousands of students to experience this incredible, historic  working lighthouse over the last twenty years.  We know that the 219 steps to the observation deck will reward your class with a spectacular view of  St. Augustine and the surrounding area. Just Across the Street You can combine this tour with a visit […]

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