We really enjoyed our visit here. It is fascinating to see the way people lived, how their community was organized and how that life relates to the way we live now.
We went back for the first time in several years, this time with our three year old son. He had a blast! We especially enjoyed Scott, the blacksmith. He did a leather piece for my sun using a lens and the sun. As if this was not enough, he also gave my son a gift. We went on Mother's Day... More
We were rather surprised about the Spanish Quarter Museum. They have a small building set-up and the rest is outback in wood floored, grass covered buildings that were more like huts. Authentic to the times though. It's easy to forget how rough it was for early settlers of the time. A good visit and good reminder.
We enjoyed walking around the exhibits, but the best part was talking with the re-enactors who were a wealth of info on the colonial city. They were able to answer every question we asked and even demonstrated some of the tasks. I think older children 9 and up would really enjoy a visit,
Something I saw but never noticed along St. George St. that was the highlight of us playing tourist one weekend. The people in the costumes was wonderful, along with talking with them and their knowledge.
Not sure what this Skye person is on, but the Colonial Spanish Quarter Living History Museum shut its doors to the public on October 1, 2011. Yes, uneducated scabs were hired to come in and pretend to do what the former historians were professionals at, but as far as the museum actually being open to the public to interpret history,... More
One of the few museums in the country were history comes alive. Watch a blacksmith at work, check out how shoes were made, smell the aroma of food cooking over an "orno" outdoor oven, hear the firing of black powder rifles, and then stop by and have a glass of the best sangria in town in the tavern with the... More
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