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Imagine walking into a large garden and discovering nine historic homes. Which should you visit first? You have been told that 400 years of history is behind these houses yet each is unique in shape and structure and holds a rich collection of ornaments, antiques, and fine art displays. This is the Dow Museum of Historic Houses.
The Dow Museum is an interactive experience, with exhibitions and objects to tell the story of Florida's historical and cultural development. This striking Museum is made up of nine historic homes, dating from 1790 to 1910, as well as the collections of museum benefactor Kenneth Worcester Dow. The Museum highlights both St. Augustine and Florida history making it the perfect place for visitors to begin their tour of America's Oldest City which was formerly known as Old St. Augustine Village. Enter into a self-guided tour to understand and learn about the lives of the original occupants. The story of the development of Florida from Colonial to the Territorial Period is ringing through the nine houses, echoing and vibrating off the walls. You drift through from Statehood to the Flagler Era.
There are fountains and hidden gardens. Take time to walk around and discover them. All the buildings are air-conditioned so there is no rush. Between the houses are amazing statues and topiaries. All the houses are furnished to varying degrees with the furniture of the time, and you could even go upstairs. It was incredible. There are pictures in each of the houses of what they looked like in the past and how they had been restored. Go visit and learn!
Dow Museum Of Historic Houses Travel Tips
- The Dow Museum offers many customized group activities including history scavenger hunts, architecture classes, garden classes, and guided tours.
- From weddings and large tent receptions to intimate garden parties in the Murat Courtyard, the Dow Museum is a wonderfully unique venue for a one-of-a-kind special event.
- It may not be of interest to small children.
Entrance Ticket Details For Dow Museum Of Historic Houses
- For Adults: $ 9
- For Child: $ 7
- For Seniors: $ 8
- The Corazon Cinema and Cafe: Cafe
- Reflections Bistro: Sandwiches
- Cafe Alcazar: Continental
- Old City House Inn and Restaurant: International
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33.12% of people who visit St Augustine include Dow Museum Of Historic Houses in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
52.17% of people start their Dow Museum Of Historic Houses visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dow Museum Of Historic Houses
82.61% of people prefer walking in order to reach Dow Museum Of Historic Houses
Dow Museum Of Historic Houses Reviews & Ratings
We went on this tour several years ago and loved it. I recommend it to all of my friends planning a trip to St. Augustine. We plan on going back on our next visit to the city.
The self guided tour will allow you to stroll around the beautiful courtyards and houses from the 17 to the early 20th century.
Das Museum ist eine Art Freilichtmuseum, das aus neun historischen Gebäuden besteht. Die Gebäude sind an ihren originalen Standorten belassen. Interessant ist das Prince Murat House, das den Neffen Napoléons und Prinzen von Neapel beherbergte. Die Gebäude sind alle begehbar und Innen mit Original erhaltenen Möbeln dekoriert, aber doch stellenweise arg heruntergekommen. Das Freilichtmuseum hätte eine Restaurierung dringend nötig (Stand 2013).