The UFHSA is a University of Florida direct support organization created to ensure the long-term preservation and interpretation of state-owned historic properties in St. Augustine through historic preservation initiatives and education programs that will be responsive to the state's needs for professionals in historic preservation, archaeology, cultural resources management, cultural tourism, history, and museum administration and will help meet needs of St. Augustine and the state through educational internships and practicums.
Exhibit Now Open: Governor's House museum gallery now presents "First Colony: Our Spanish Origins" a free exhibit curated by the Florida Museum of Natural History
Take an immersive, captivating journey through centuries of St. Augustine's rich history,
brought to breathtaking life at the Colonial Quarter—the revitalized two-acre signature attraction in the
heart of the downtown historic district.
In 1565, long before English settlements at Jamestown and Plymouth Rock, Spaniards founded
St. Augustine. Discover the first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there
in this free, hands-on, interactive exhibition in the gallery at Governor's House, 48 King Street, St. Augustine,
Preservation Institute St. Augustine
Founded on the Preservation Institute Nantucket model, Preservation Institute St.
Augustine (PISA) was created created by the University of Florida
to offer specialized training in the documentation of historic buildings
and laboratory analysis and conservation of architectural materials and finishes.
Governor's House Library
A collection of hidden and fragile resources related to colonial St. Augustine, Florida,
consisting of over 10,000 maps, drawings, photographs and documents are being digitally preserved and made
available to the public through UF George A. Smathers Libraries.
PBS Secrets of Spanish Florida
“Secrets of Spanish Florida– A Secrets of the Dead Special” is a 2-hour PBS documentary film about Florida’s earliest settlers
featuring a host of University of Florida researchers who helped uncover the real story of America’s Spanish colonists.
The film was produced by UF Historic St. Augustine.