The Red Express takes guests on a journey through the past and present history of St. Augustine—winding through more than seven miles of the city’s charming streets! This fully-narrated one-hour tour guides visitors around more than 100 points of historical interest. Tours depart hourly from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Castillo De San Marcos
The nation’s oldest National Historic Monument! After a total of nine wooden structures were destroyed by enemies and nature, the Spanish began work on this coquina stone fortress in 1672.
The Plaza De La Constitución was established by the Spanish as our tiny colony’s public square about 200 years before the American Revolutionary War.
The Villa Zorayda
This Moorish Revival styled castle was built by millionaire philanthropist Franklin Smith in 1883 as the nation’s first poured concrete structure. It now houses relics and antiques, including a 2,400-year-old Egyptian cat-hair rug.
The Old Jail
Looking more like a resort than a maximum-security facility, the original structure was built in 1891 by Henry Flagler. Although it has been restored throughout the years, it looks very much the way it did when it opened.
Once the Grand Ponce de León Hotel, this majestic building now serves as the main campus of Flagler College and features a large collection of Tiffany glass in its dining hall.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Opening in 1950, this is the first permanent Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, now filled with more than 800 exciting exhibits and interactives.