Mission of Nombre de Dios

27 Ocean Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084- Map It
Phone: (904) 824-2809

AAA Editor Notes

Mission of Nombre de Dios is at 27 Ocean Ave., 5 blks. n. of the city gate on San Marco Ave. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés landed here Sept. 8, 1565, and established the first permanent community. A 208-foot stainless-steel cross marks the site of the founding of St. Augustine. The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche and Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, which houses Menéndez's casket and exhibits, are on the grounds.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-4. Museum Mon.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. noon-4. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.