St. Augustine: 350 Years of History Audio Guide

Page through 350 years of history, taking in the former Spanish military outpost
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Duration
1 hour 15 minutes
Product Type
Audio Guide
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Audio Guide Description
From its jaw-dropping Bridge of Lions to the resilient fortress of Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine is like a historical theme park where the exhibits are real, and the stories are legendary! On this audio guide tour, you'll take over 350 years of fascinating history with Context Travel expert and storyteller Jennifer Geraghty. As you walk, she'll bring the city's colorful characters to life, recount epic battles, and highlight the many historical firsts that shaped the city. 

Starting in front of the Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum, you'll hear how the city began as a humble Spanish outpost and blossomed into a glittering jewel of the Gilded Age. From there, you'll make your way around St Augustine's Historic District and see several sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You'll see the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Sanchez House, and St Augustine's oldest house, the Gonzalez Alvarez House, and learn to spot Spanish and British architectural influences. Going up St George Street, Jennifer will also show you the Prince Murat Cottage and the Stanbury Cottage, known as the Gingerbread House. You'll see where the city walls once stood and pass through the Old City Gates. In Plaza de la Constitución, the oldest public space in the US, you'll hear the secrets behind the square‘s obelisk, like why it's the only one of its kind globally.
Meet Your Expert
Jennifer

Jennifer graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York University. A native New Yorker, she has tried on all sorts of cities, from Prague to London to Los Angeles, but it wasn’t until she moved to Paris in 2010 that she found the perfect fit. As an internationally recognized, award-winning filmmaker, Jennifer is a natural storyteller, with a deep love of history, literature and the arts, who has found no shortage of inspiration in the streets of Paris. She is also the creator and founder of the Paris Underground Radio podcast network, which produces original content on a wide range of subjects, many relating to Paris and the French culture. When she’s not typing away, she can be found chasing inspiration over cobblestoned streets, wandering into hidden courtyards, or sipping wine on a sunny terrace.

During this tour you will experience the triumphs and tribulations that are etched into St. Augustine, from its resilience against invasions and fires that tested their mettle to its unyielding spirit of rebuilding against all odds. As you progress along the designated path of your tour, you will...

• Relive the first pirate attacks, which ransacked the town and captured several members of the local population
• Explore the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine, the oldest parish church and the birthplace of Christianity in the US
• Trace the fascinating transformation of the Governor's House, serving as a historical treasure trove
• Learn how massive flooding caused the citizens of St. Augustine to build and rebuild a new sea wall
• Stroll down St. George Street, the historical heart of St Augustine 
• Discover how the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse survived a hurricane
• Find out why Castillo de San Marcos, a marvel of military defense, took 23 years to complete and how its "cheese-like" walls made the fort impenetrable to the English
• Listen to the legendary stories of Biassou, the nation's first Black general, hailed as a hero
• Be captivated by the ghostly legends and astonishing stories that surround the Spanish Military Hospital and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
• See where the city was rebuilt after harrowing fires scorched it
• Follow the origins of the Yellow Fever epidemic
• Meet the lucky parrot who inherited millions of dollars
The St. Augustine audio guide tour is wheelchair accessible and can be experienced by travelers of all capabilities. The total distance of the audio tour is two miles.
How do I access the audio guide and download it for offline use?
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Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each event last?
Our recorded audio guides typically run for 75 minutes.

How can I share this audio guide with friends or family?
You are welcome to listen together with friends or family, but each person listening to the guide on their own device will need to purchase the audio guide individually.

How long does my access to the audio guide last?
Once you purchase an audio guide, you are welcome to listen to it as many times as you would like. Your access to a purchased audio guide does not expire.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Sales for recorded audio guides are final upon purchase. Please contact us at digital@contexttravel.com if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

Can I purchase a gift card for a friend who is traveling?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.