Join us this summer for a special "Behind the Scenes" tour offered every Tuesday morning beginning 6/16/15. Please visit our website and scroll down to "News" or call the museum for more information.
Take a step back in time as you explore this former Grand Gilded Age home built in 1883 by Bostonian Franklin W. Smith. It is a 1/10th scale reproduction of a portion of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Franklin Smith was the innovator of the poured concrete & crushed coquina stone construction that is seen throughout St. Augustine today. In addition to the magnificent architecture of the building is the original art & antique collection, hand pierced brass lamps, hand carved and exquisite inlaid furniture and an ancient Egyptian rug over 2400 years old! Spanish and Egyptian tiles line the walls and floors of the museum dating back to the 12th century! Learn the 132 year history of the Villa Zorayda as you take a state-of-the-art audio guided tour in English, Spanish or French. Free parking while visiting the museum.
Paid parking for the day is also available.
Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm(4:30 last admission)
Sundays 11am to 4 pm
Extended Hours Labor Day Weekend Saturday, August 30, last admission 5:30 pm, Sunday August 31, last admission 5:30 pm