Explore the five exhibit galleries nestled among the buildings' courtyards and gardens. Included in the 1572 town plan of St. Augustine, this city block contains an archaeological record of a sixteenth-century hospital and cemetery, an eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial defense line, and an early St. Augustine bridge, as identified by outdoor exhibit markers.
The grounds also include the site of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation reading, which freed all slaves in Florida. The Village features the collections of museum benefactor, Kenneth Dow, and exhibits highlight St. Augustine and Florida history. Visit the Star General Store, which offers guests Florida gift items including books by local authors.
The Old Village is open each day Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4:30 and Sundays from 11 to 4:30. These tours last approximately thirty minutes and are a great way to learn more facts about the Old City and brush up on your history. The entrance can be found on Cordova Street, just south of the Casa Monica Hotel.