Family Insider: St. Augustine's Lighthouse Is a Working Monument to the Nation's Oldest Port

    By Carrie McLaren

    St. Augustine isn't just the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, it's also the oldest port. Its maritime history began with the city's founding in 1565 — and the city has been the site of a navigational light and watchtower almost as long. The current lighthouse, built in 1874, is still in operation today and a museum, demonstrations and hands-on exhibits make it a great way for everyone in your family to see the connection between the present and the past.