St. Augustine Oldest Store Museum Experience
Walk into an early 19th century shopping experience and relive history as you chat with the clerks and proprietor at the Oldest Store in St. Augustine.
- Browse a historically authentic 100,000 item inventory.
- Enjoy interactive presentations by professional historical re-enactors.
- Get the feel of everyday St. Augustine life at the beginning of the industrial era.
- Have a fun, educational experience good for all ages.
Visit C. F. Hamblen’s General Store, the oldest store in St. Augustine and go back in time with a captivating, interactive historical experience.
Have a fun time for the whole family and get a new understanding of the everyday lives of residents of St. Augustine at the turn of the 19th century. Hamblen’s Store opened in 1908, and you will see a huge inventory of items that were miracles of the new consumer age back in 1900.
From time-saving household goods to tools and equipment required by farmers in the age of animal power, this store has it all. Older guests will be reminded of the classic Sears Roebuck catalogs of yesteryear as clerks demonstrate the latest wonders and snake oil salesmen promote the miracles of worm syrup and health underwear.
See many impressive products:
Farm Equipment including a Steam Driven Tractor, Threshing Machine, & Corn Sheller
Harnesses & Yokes
Collars, Corsets, & other Fashion Items
Tonics, Elixirs, & Health Care Products
Guns & Ammunition
Bikes & Trikes
Goat Powered Washing Machine
Historical re-enactors and storytellers bring the whole experience to life with a blend of fun, humor, and history.
The Oldest Store is a St. Augustine attraction that cannot be missed, so take advantage of Cool Destinations’s easy online booking and get your eTickets now!
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line
- Get Your Confirmation
- Duration: Self Guided
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Browse a historically authentic 100,000 item inventory.
Enjoy interactive presentations by professional historical re-enactors.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the St. Augustine Oldest Store Museum Experience must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Destinations.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for St. Augustine Oldest Store Museum Experience will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Destinations. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Where can I park my car?
Detailed parking instructions for St. Augustine Oldest Store Museum Experience will be included in your confirmation email.
What do I need to show at check-in?
Cool Destinations activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?
If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.
Can I book this activity when I get there?
Cool Destinations activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.
Are my credit card details safe?
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Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?
No. On most Cool Destinations tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.
Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?
The majority of travel services provided by Cool Destinations must have a pre-booked date designated in order for the activity to cater for passengers. Exceptions to this are attraction passes, hop on/hop off buses and trolley tours.
When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your St. Augustine Oldest Store Museum Experience begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.
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