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Florida: St. Augustine

These sites are about St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. View pictures of buildings from the past and learn about the rich history of this city including coquina, the Fountain of Youth, and the Castillo de San Marcos. Includes lesson plans, online games, and multimedia.


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This online exhibit of St. Augustine shows artifacts that archeologists found during digs in many different places in St. Augustine. They dated the artifacts and then told how they were used in everyday life.
Read about the written history, browse important historical events with an interactive timeline, take a virtual tour and explore historical maps.
This three page site gives information about the founding of St. Augustine. Click on the arrow to move to the next page.
Find out the history of the first lighthouse in Florida as well as preservation effort.
See how the town looked in 1740 with this map.
This park is the oldest remaining European fortification in the continental U.S. Check out the links on the left like "History" and "Photo & Multimedia". Includes classroom activities in "For Teachers."
This moving timeline shows the main events in the history of the Castillo de San Marcos. Use the backwards and forwards arrows to move the timeline. Move to the years for a drop box containing information about it.
Learn more about the legendary fountain of youth, believed to restore the youth of anyone who drinks from its waters.
Learn about coquina, the building material used to build Castillo de San Marcos.

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