We at The Old Powder House welcome you to the “Old City”! Our charming, turn-of-the-century Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the St Augustine, Florida’s Historic District. You will be just steps from St. George Street, world renowned restaurants and many historic attractions.
At the Old Powder House Inn, you will relax. You can sit on the Veranda and watch the world go by. Horses and carriages with happy travelers will keep you entertained while you swing on the oh-so-comfortable porch swing. Or, you can sit on the rocking chairs on the front porch.
Stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy the very best St. Augustine has to offer. We have provided extensive information on our website about all the wonderful activities, beaches, and shopping to discover in our nation’s oldest city!
To appreciate the rich culture and heritage of St. Augustine, it’s important to understand how the Old City came to be. The colony of St. Augustine was first founded by the Spanish when Pedro Menendez de Aviles and 600 soldiers landed on the Florida coast in September 1565. Menendez de Aviles had been commissioned by the King of Spain to drive out pirates. The French garrison stationed itself on the St. Johns River to establish and protect Spain’s claim and interests in Florida. The Spanish had some very lucrative treasure ventures in Central and South America, but as the ships returned to Spain, they were being looted by pirates hiding out along the coast of Florida. By 1695, the Spaniards had built a well fortified fort, Castillo de San Marcos, made of coquina, a hard rock-like material made of broken shells. It is due to the hard material and immense structure of the fort that St. Augustine was never conquered.
In 1763, Spain ceded Florida to the British. For twenty years, the British controlled St. Augustine. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris returned Florida to the Spanish. On July 10, 1821, Spain sold Florida to the United States. Spanish control in Florida was over. In 1885, Henry Flagler came to St. Augustine and changed the Old City forever. He brought the railroad industry to Florida and with it, tourists. Flagler developed golf courses, yacht racing and beaches to enjoy, and the nation’s elite flocked to St. Augustine to enjoy fresh air, sunshine and social refinement. In 1899, the Old Powder House Inn was built, and today, the house is a fine example of the Victorian architectural elements that characterized Flagler’s era. Come stay with us in the heart of the St Augustine Historic District and walk to the St Augustine Forts and other historical sites. The Old Powder House accommodations and rooms will transport you back to the luxury and ambiance of St. Augustine’s Golden Era. Come appreciate the old world romance, scenic beauty and warm ocean breezes in St. Augustine, Florida.
Our city is proud of our live music.
This two-story beachside restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and features live music daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. during the week and from 1:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
This local favorite has live music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – on the porch in the afternoons and on the inside stage in the evenings. Karaoke on Monday nights starting at 9 p.m.
This elegant lounge inside the Casa Monica offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Music starts at 8 p.m.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Mardi Gras hosts top local bands on their 30-foot stage, with a packed dance floor. The bands start at 9 p.m. and play until 1 a.m
This unique, historic café features daily live music, with a classical guitarist performing 12-3 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and a classical pianist 12-3 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.
Arnold’s Lounge features a live band every Saturday night.
Local jazz musicians perform live on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Oak Room Lounge.
O.C. Whites, located on the bayfront in downtown St. Augustine, offers nightly live entertainment in their garden area.
After 10 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays, Centro After Dark offers a nightclub setting with a live DJ, dancing, and drink specials.
Tempo offers live music every night of the week except Mondays, when the restaurant is closed. Styles range from Latin guitar to jazz and blues. Music starts at 7 p.m.
Stogies Cigar Bar on Charlotte Street has an extensive selection of cigars, fine wines, and craft beers, and features nightly music in an attractive cottage setting and outdoors on their patio.
This authentic Irish pub on Spanish Street features live music in the evenings Thursday – Sunday. They have a full bar and a great selection of craft beers and fresh food.
Other venues that frequently feature live music in St. Augustine include:
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