Ancient City Blog

Welcome to Ancient City Tours…

St. Augustine, Florida Where the Past is the Present

Whether you visit St. Augustine for hours or days Ancient City Tours is the locally owned receptive tour operator that will take care of your needs.

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What’s New

Nights of Lights 2016 – 2017

Every Night from Nov. 19, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017


You’ll never forget Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches… Florida’s Historic Coast! Nights of Lights traditionally begins Read more

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A Ghostly Encounter Walking Tour…


(Learn the History of our building and the story of St. Augustines original Love Tree)


A Ghostly Encounter6 Cordova St. St. Aug. Fl904-827-0807

Join us on our award winning Walking Ghost Tour. Your Read more

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Bring Your Friends!

No group is too big… No tour is too small! Our Group Sales Department will handle all of your groups needs to make their trip to St. Augustine a truly memorable one.

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Castillo de San Marcos – From Pipe Dream to Survival

As we discussed in a previous post, the Castillo was started in 1672 and took 23 years to complete, finally opening in 1695. The Spanish ordered both Mexico and Cuba to fund and supply labor to build St. Read more

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Recently I wrote about Francis Scott Key and the events of September 13, 1814 when Fort McHenry was fired upon. After an all-night battle our proud flag was still flying despite the attack upon the fort by British Troops. Read more

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Protecting the Settlement!

Did you know? September 13th, 1814, recognized as the morning Francis Scott Key awoke to find Fort McHenry still waving the American Flag after being bombarded all night long by British Ships in Boston Harbor. The brave Patriots were Read more

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Spanish Pilgrims…

Sept 20, 1620A religious group known as the Puritans, left the village of Leiden in the Netherlands, setting sail for the North American continent. The ships were the Mayflower and the Speedwell. The Speedwell ended up turning back due Read more

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The Legend of the Fountain of Youth

Ponce De Leon landed on the strange land of what later would be known as Saint Augustine, Florida on April 3rd, 1513. When he gets off of his ship, he meets these tall, tan, healthy looking individuals. The Timucua Read more

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As the school year comes to an end!

Hello everyone,

Have you ever wondered what our tour guides will be doing while school is on Summer break? Well, not only will we be increasing our knowledge of the town’s history but we will be creating new itineraries Read more

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Henry Flagler’s Best Employee c.1885

Henry Flagler

I feel it only right to introduce myself. My name is Morganne and I have been a tour guide with Ancient City Tours and A Ghostly Encounter since 2008. If you also follow our Ghostly Encounter Blog Read more

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Ancient City Tours Knows St. Augustine

Did you know your day doesn’t have to end when the bus heads home? Of course it not, Ancient City Tours works with many parents to arrange Jadditional activities, Read more

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