Ernest Hemingway ended up in Key West like many others — by accident. He came for a day and ended up staying for a decade. That was close to a century ago, and the town has yet to recover from his presence.
Ghosts of Pioneer History Echo on The Yearling Trail
Hike through history on the Yearling Trail to the remains of the Long homestead on Pat’s Island, setting for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel, The Yearling.
Florida Road Trip: Green Mountain Scenic Byway
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 Religious Massacre Haunts this Tiny Florida Island
A notorious, massacre haunts Rattlesnake Island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, just south of St. Augustine. A hint of those dangerous days lingers at Fort Matanzas, which was built protect the back door to Florida’s oldest city.
A History of Horrors at St. Augustine’s Medieval Torture Museum
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 […]
St. Augustine Distillery
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.