When we left to go to Savannah in January, the customs agent at the border in Houlton said "Make sure you go to St. Augustine!" We've been thinking of somewhere to go next year, so we decided a day trip to St. Augustine was a good place to start. It's about 3 hours from Savannah.
We decided to take a trolley tour, a great way to get around on a hot day and also to learn some of the city's history.
Grace Methodist Church, built by Henry Flagler in 1886-1887.
Memorial Presbyterian Church, built in 1889 by Henry Flagler in memory of his daughter who died that year.
Ponce de Leon Hotel, built by Henry Flagler in 1888.
Construction of this fort, Castillo de San Marcos, was begun in 1672 more than 100 years after St. Augustine was founded. The British gained control of Florida in 1763 and then it once again belonged to Spain before being ceded to the US in 1821.
We headed home passing more marshes. It is amazing how much of Florida and Georgia is marshland.