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The Oldest Store Museum

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Address: 167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3269
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.

This museum gives us a peek at how different things were in colonial times.

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Step right up to see old time merchandise!

Great tour! Most of the merchandise was actually items used during that time period, not just new stuff made to look old. Several items were demonstatred.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Kentucky
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Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great tour! Most of the merchandise was actually items used during that time period, not just new stuff made to look old. Several items were demonstatred.

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Thank Gabby0811
Lakeville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The store was completely outfitted with supplies from olden times. The pharmacy was interesting... you got to see what was sold as cures. Saw the goat powered washing machine. The audio visual part of this tour was very interesting. I wish I had asked more questions on what particular items were used for since some of them weren't obvious to... More 

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Jasper, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Thought maybe this tour would be cheesy, but it was definitely worth it. The amount of original items in this building is quite amazing.

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Thank Susan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Verity entertaining the "store keepers" were into it and made for an enjoyable experience Interesting displays and fun to go back in time a little

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This also was part of our Old Town Trolley Tour. It was informative and brought back many memories for us older people. Many of the old time items were new when I was a teenager. Very pleasant nostolga trip.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The tour guides seemed a bit bored with the task. The store does house a number of interesting antiques. Good way to spend some time while waiting on the trolley.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

After about very 10 mins, very boring. Was not worth the Cost & Time. Would of been more interesting just walking around and looking at the items.

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Thank Ittybham
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at The Oldest Store Museum, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. The Old Store is packed full of some of the “Latest and best time saving miracles from the 1900’s”. Our friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman should have demonstrated some of the very latest inventions for turn-of –the century-living, including, but not limited to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to see this museum and I was not disappointed. The store owner was wonderful at guiding us through the "latest" items on the market. He played the role perfectly! Both him and he other store employee were able to answer all of our questions about the items they sold. Like everything associated with the trolley tour, you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Two lively tour guides and lots of info on how a store was run and the prices of things. Cute place, lots of real genuine machines. A great collection for sure.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I didn't think a tour of a General Store could be fun, but this was. There was a very energetic little boy in our tour group who added to the fun. There are also a few surprises on the tour. The tour of the jail and the general store are included with the price of the Old Town Trolley ticket.

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