Museum Admission BOGO to Spanish Military Hospital
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
3 Aviles Street, St Augustine FL 32084
10 am to 6 pm daily
You don't need insurance to get into THIS hospital;
you just need your Westcott House check-in coupon
for BOGO admission!
Just around the corner and underneath its arch is our nation’s oldest street, Aviles Street. The cobble-stoned street is home to street-side cafes like the Cuban food favorite, La Herencia; Cellar 6; Ximenez-Fatio House Museum; and Father Miguel O’Reilly House Museum.
Also on Aviles (originally referred to as Hospital Street), you will find the St Augustine Spanish Military Hospital Museum. The museum showcases medical practices as they were from 1784-1821 during what is referred to as St. Augustine's Second Spanish Period (1784-1821).
Today, a doctor is always in. Take a guided tour and prepare to cringe at the museum’s collection of antique surgical instruments. You’ll learn a lot from the information sessions on the plants, herbs, and spices that were grown in the hospital gardens and used for medicinal purposes then and have influenced such practice today.
In May, in honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the Spanish Military Hospital Museum graciously offered guests who stay at Bayfront Westcott House a buy one / get one deal at the door for admission to the museum, and has continued that throughout the year! You’ll have to present the special coupon that you receive during your Westcott check-in process.