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St. Augustine, Florida Programs

St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!
ID #6642

Costillo de San Marcos

Experience 450 years of colorful history as you discover St. Augustine — not as a tourist, but as an explorer. Examine the city's rich tapestry through lectures by local experts, live music, professional costumed re-enactments and expert-led field trips. Observe architecture of the Spanish, British and Venetian Renaissance periods. Journey from the pre-European era to the conquerors and the present. Immerse yourself in our historical treasure!


  • Examine the site where the Spanish landed, the Historical District, Castillo de San Marcos and Ponce de Leon Hall, a former luxury hotel.
  • Marvel at railroad magnate Henry Flagler's legacy of grand hotels and Spanish Renaissance architecture.
  • View "Gilded Age" works of Tiffany at selected historic buildings.

Activity Notes

Walking up to five blocks and standing up to one hour; climbing stairs. 

"One of the best programs I've attended."
"St. Augustine is a well kept secret discovered during the program..."
"Great introduction to St. Augustine."
"We have never had better service and we have traveled the world."
"I give this total experience an A+."
"Susan and Jerry Brody are a terrific twosome"
"This was my fourth time to St. Augustine. How MUCH more I learned this time!"
"Excellent presenters, perfect location, great food, expert coordinator, interesting excursions. GREAT program!"

Convenient Locations

St. Petersburg
St. Augustine
Celebration (Orlando)

Featured Program

The Thrill of Flight
Program # 16190
Dates: January 12-17, 2014

To fly, to soar into the heavens has captivated people since Icarus mythologically put on wings and flew toward the sun. Learn about the many ways flight has impacted our lives and see what’s behind the thrill (a mixture of excitement and fear) that almost everyone experiences the first time they feel the rush of takeoff and look out the window of an airliner at the receding earth below. Return to the beginning of scheduled air travel when in January 1914, the very first airliner flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Explore the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft. Tour the award-winning Tampa International and a small private airport. Hear pilots and flight experts bring to life the history of aviation and the triumphs of famous aviators and speculate on the future of flight. Learn more.