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.
This hidden bombing range in central Florida has it’s very own ghost town, SAM missile sites and a mock-up runway. It provides target practice for Navy jet pilots preparing for combat.
The Coral Castle is an oddball mix of engineering derring-do, romantic obsession, and just a little hint of creepiness. It was enough to inspire Billy Idol to produce the 1987 song and music video “Sweet Sixteeen.”