Historically interesting places
The city of St. Augustine in northeast Florida on the Atlantic coast today has
around 12,000 residents. The city was founded in 1565, making it the oldest
city in North America. Due to this long history, many interesting buildings can
be admired in St. Augustine and immersed in the past.
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Fort Mose Historic
State Park near St. Augustine
A town was built here from 1738. It doesn't sound particularly interesting at
first, because it was here that the first free settlement of African Americans
in the area of what is now the USA was created. Many slaves fled the British
colonies to convert to Catholicism and live in freedom. Today the actual
settlement is no longer preserved, but you can find out about the past in the
visitor center. At the same time, the area is a state park.
Art Deco District in Miami Beach
The Art Deco District is located at the southern end of Miami Beach. The
district is also known as the "American Riviera" and includes architecturally
protected buildings from the 1930s and 1940s (hotels, restaurants, clubs and
boutiques). With approximately 1,200 Art Deco buildings, the highest density of
Art Deco structures is found here all over the world.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
The approximately 186 kmē Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is located
in the city of Jacksonville. Not only are there archaeological sites here, but
also the oldest plantation in Florida.
De Soto National Memorial
Located near the city of Brandenton, the De Soto National Memorial commemorates
the Hernando de Soto expedition in 1539. Visitors can follow the expedition's
reenactment, marvel at historical items, and even try on historical armor.
Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the explorers on the hiking trails, some
of them on guided tours.
Special buildings and structures
Old Florida State Capitol in
The Florida State Capitol in the city of Tallahassee was completed in 1845. Over
the years, the building was gradually expanded. When the new capitol was built
in 1978, the old capitol was restored to its 1902 state. Today, behind the old
capitol, there is the new capitol, which has the shape of a high-rise and is 105
||404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Florida Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee
The Florida Governor's residence in the city of Tallahassee
dates from 1956 and has been on the list of historic sites since 2006. The
neoclassical building has 30 rooms and a total area of approximately 1,400 mē.
It is surrounded by a park with an area of 6,100 mē.
||700 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Villa Vizcaya in Miami
The Villa Vizcaya was built from 1914 to 1916. The Renaissance castle used to be
the residence of industrialist James Deering. From 1953, however, the building
served as the seat of the Dade County Art Museum. Nowadays it
is worth visiting the museum and the gardens that surround the museum. In the
past, Villa Vizcaya was also a meeting place for the special. So in 1987 there
was a meeting between Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. Today the garden and
building complex covers an area of 200,000 mē.
||3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
The Castillo de San Marcos is a historic fort from 1695 in St. Augustine. The
fortification is located on the Atlantic coast and was used to defend St.
Augustine, which was then still Spanish. It is the oldest stone fortification in
the entire United States today. Visitors can hike through the fortifications and
sniff the scent of history or marvel at old weapons. There are also information
boards on the history and a film screening. The demonstrations of old weapons
are also particularly interesting.
||1 South Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Seven Mile Bridge
The Seven Mile Bridge connects the islands of the Florida Keys chain, more
precisely Knight's Key with Little Duck Key. The bridge has an incredible length
of over 10 km. The bridge can be seen in numerous films and should therefore be
known to most, and there is still a marathon running on the bridge every year.
Daytona International Speedway
The Daytona International Speedway in the city of Daytona Beach is one of the
most famous racetracks in the USA. The Daytona International Speedway was opened
Around 170,000 spectators can admire the race around the track. However, the
races are not always particularly pleasant, and 27 drivers have lost their lives
since the race track opened. The route actually consists of 2 routes, a D-shaped
oval and a curvy indoor course. The lengths of the routes are approx. 4 km for
the oval and approx. 5.7 km for the indoor course.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
With its length of 8,851 m, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is one of the longest
bridges in the world and spans Tampa Bay in western Florida. The suspension
bridge was built from 1982 to 1987 after a previously built bridge collapsed.
Nowadays, the bridge connects the cities of Terra Ceia with Saint Petersburg.
Because of its length, location and much more, the bridge is a popular motif for
Spaceport on Merritt Island Cape Canaveral Spaceport,
officially known as the Kennedy Space Center, is located on Meritt Island on the
east coast of Florida. All manned space missions in the USA, such as the Apollo
missions, began from this spaceport in 1968. From 1981 to 2011, the space
shuttles also started from here.
Information can be found in the visitor center and guided tours to the public
areas of the site start from here.
In addition to a museum and a 3D cinema, visitors to the Shuttle Launch
Experience can experience firsthand how the launch of a space shuttle feels.
||Kennedy Space Center