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Dow Museum of Historic Houses

149 Cordova Street

The Dow Museum combines interactive experiences, exhibitions and objects to tell the story of Florida's historical and cultural development. This noteworthy Museum is made up of nine historic homes, dating from 1790 to 1910, as well as the collections of museum benefactor Kenneth Worcester Dow. The property highlights both St. Augustine and Florida history making it the perfect place for visitors to begin their tour of America's Oldest City. (Formerly known as Old St. Augustine Village.)

Enjoy our rich collection of architecture, architectural ornaments, antiques, and fine art on display. Through self-guided or conducted tours, visitors have the change to learn about the lives of the original occupants placed in context within the greater story of the development of Florida from the Colonial to the Territorial Period, and from Statehood to the Flagler Era.

The Dow Museum offers many customized group activities including history scavenger hunts, architecture classes, garden classes, and guided tours.


Angela Ellison

Friday, June 24, 2016
We went on this tour several years ago and loved it. I recommend it to all of my friends planning a trip to St. Augustine. We plan on going back on our next visit to the city.

Max J.

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
The self guided tour will allow you to stroll around the beautiful courtyards and houses from the 17 to the early 20th century.

Thorsten Paul

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Das Museum ist eine Art Freilichtmuseum, das aus neun historischen Gebäuden besteht. Die Gebäude sind an ihren originalen Standorten belassen. Interessant ist das Prince Murat House, das den Neffen Napoléons und Prinzen von Neapel beherbergte. Die Gebäude sind alle begehbar und Innen mit Original erhaltenen Möbeln dekoriert, aber doch stellenweise arg heruntergekommen. Das Freilichtmuseum hätte eine Restaurierung dringend nötig (Stand 2013).

Kelly Akers

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Jeff Bartner

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

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