FREE attractions in St. Augustine & St. Johns County

St. Augustine Distillery owners, Philip McDaniel and Mike Diaz, have been working diligently toward changing the laws associated with craft distilleries selling products on-site to their customers. Photo by Kevin McDonald


Lightner Museum, 75 King St., is free to St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents with ID. See the list of other free attractions below. Photo by RENEE UNSWORTH

Top photo: The St. Augustine Distillery offers free tours daily. Above: Lightner Museum, 75 King St., is free to St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents with ID. See the list of other free attractions below. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Did you know that St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted FREE of charge to SEVEN local attractions? In addition, residents and visitors receive FREE admission to DOZENS of other sights, including city and county parks, art galleries, winery and distillery tours, and more. Also FREE to everyone, summer concerts and movies!

Here is the list …

Free for residents with ID

Many other local attractions offer discounted admission to St. Johns County residents and St. Augustine locals with valid ID.

Free for everyone

  • FREE summer concerts  — 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the pavilion at the St. Augustine Beach Pier; and 7 p.m. Thursdays in the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine. Click here for the schedule.
  • FREE summer movies — June 10-very Wednesday at Movies by the Bay in downtown St. Augustine (click here for the schedule); and June 14-Aug. 7 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (click here for the schedule).
  • San Sebastian Winery (daily tours and wine tastings), 157 King St., 904-826-1594,
  • St. Augustine Distillery Company, 112 Riberia St., in the Lincolnville section of downtown St. Augustine. Free tours and tastings. 904-825-4962,
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument8635 A1A South, 904-471-0116,
  • St. Photios Chapel, 41 Saint George St., 904-829-8205,
  • Pena-Peck House (donations suggested for tours), 143 Saint George St., 904-829-5064,
  • Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum, 32 Aviles St., 904-826-0750,
  • Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, 27 Ocean Ave., from San Marco Avenue, 904-824-2809,
  • St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., 904-824-2310,
  • Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA): An association of diverse and eclectic art galleries located in the nation’s oldest city. Go to
  • City of St. Augustine parks, 10 city-managed parks, from Project SWING near the parking garage in downtown St. Augustine … to Davenport Park with the antique carousel. Click here for the park list
  • St. Johns County parks, more than 30 parks throughout St. Johns County. Click here for list of county parks
  • Splash park and beachfront park at St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach,
  • Self-guided walking tour,
  • Vilano Beach Pier & Pavilion and Sunset Celebration, 260 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach. The Sunset Celebration is held from 4 to 7 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
  • Farmers markets, there are 7 ongoing farmers markets in St. Johns County; click here to view the list of markets
  • Beaches (admission is free to ALL St. Augustine and St. Johns County beaches): Find free parking and walk to the beach. There is a fee to drive and park on some beaches.



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