It’s not quite big enough to be a ghost town. But the pioneer homestead at Pat’s Island echoes with voices from the past. Here in the late 1800s Reuben and Sara Long, together with 11 children, migrated from North Carolina and eventually floated up the St. Johns River on a raft to Silver Glen Springs. […]
Yes, it’s really a thing! The Green Mountain Scenic Byway is a 45-mile drive that includes a taste of Florida history, scenic rolling hills and pastoral landscapes. This Sunday Drive is a relaxing way to enjoy Florida’s out-of-the way “mountain towns.”
A notorious, Reformation-era massacre still haunts Rattlesnake Island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, just south of St. Augustine. Visitors today can experience a hint of those dangerous days at Fort Matanzas, built by the Spanish in 1742 to protect the back door to Florida’s oldest city.
Next time you hear someone say “These shoes are torturing me!” send them to visit the Medieval Torture Museum. I’m not kidding. Saint Augustine’s newest museum is a look at a not-so-pretty past when there was no law against cruel and unusual punishment. Most museums containing antique items are filled with signs saying “Do Not […]
This craft distillery in St. Augustine is the first since Prohibition to legally produce and sell Bourbon whiskey in the state of Florida. Housed in a rehabilitated ice plant, it’s a unique place to enjoy the spirit of historic Florida in the nation’s oldest city.
Deep in a forgotten scrub forest, this 10-mile stretch of red-brick road once saw a steady stream of ‘Tin Can Tourists’ in Model-T Fords from as far away as Chicago to the exotic, tropical wilderness of Florida.