There is no charge for tours, but donations are appreciated. All donations go to the Woman’s Exchange Scholarship Fund for women over 30 returning to school.
A walk along St. George Street, south from the City Gate to Plaza de la Constitucion, takes visitors back to the late 1500s when the city’s residents returned to the mainland from Anastasia Island where they had sought safety from native raids on their original settlement which is north of today’s downtown. Just steps from the Plaza at 143 St. George Street is one of St. Augustine great treasures, the Peña-Peck House, circa 1750. This native coquina stone and frame building with its distinctive green shutters was a home to Spanish and British officials, and other notable owners and tenants throughout its storied past
Docents delight in showing this home and telling the stories of the people who lived here and the times in which they lived. From Spanish Royal Treasurer Juan Estevan de Peña and his wife, Doña Maria Antonia, all the way down through the family of Dr. Seth Peck and his wife, Sarah Lay Peck.
Our docents bring its life full circle as they walk you through this home amidst the Peck-Burt families collection of 19th-century art and antique furnishings. We invite you to cross our threshold on St. George Street and step into a history that is unique in all of St. Augustine.
Thursday - Saturday: Noon-4pm