The Tour

Self guided audio tours in English, Spanish, and French are included with admission and run continuously throughout the day. The audio tours average between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the pace that you are comfortable with. Instructions on using the device are given at the beginning of each tour and are clear and simple enough for anyone to use and enjoy the experience! A fascinating blend of new world technology and old world Moorish architecture at the Villa Zorayda!

The audio tour tells visitors about the Zorayda’s lively 135 years of history including the building’s importance to St. Augustine, details about its design and construction, memories from its time as a gambling casino, restaurant, and speakeasy, and information about the impressive 98% original art and antique collection of both of the previous owners.

Our staff is happy to answer questions and give more information about certain pieces or events.

 Printed copies of the English version of the audio tour available upon request.

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Your visit to the Villa Zorayda Museum will cover 2 levels with one flight of stairs. Because of the historic architecture of the building, there is no elevator inside. Guests with mobility issues should advise the attendant at the entrance of the Museum. A wheelchair entrance can be accessed at the rear of the building with assistance from the Museum staff. Please know that many areas inside are narrow. Please contact the Museum at 904-829-9887 for more information.