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St. Augustine’s pirate museum, and ghost tours offer a glimpse into America’s oldest city

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All-American Road Trip: The oldest city in the U.S.

Todd Piro checks the sights in St. Augustine, Florida.

Week 3 of the Fox and Friends All-American Road Trip brought us to the oldest permanent settlement in the United States: St. Augustine, Florida, where a jam-packed route, awaited our arrival.

No trip to St. Augustine is not complete without a visit to the Fountain of Youth. Of course, I drank the spring water, in the hope to counter the fact that I turned 40 this year. As of this writing, I can neither confirm nor deny that it worked.

Did not hurt, though.

(Samantha Honig)

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The history of St. Augustine cannot be told without discussing pirates, so we went to the Pirate and Treasure Museum, where we saw real artifacts used by the real swashbucklers. Of swords and guns, an authentic Jolly Roger, we got a close-up look at how these looters the form of the city.

To stop pirates and other invaders, early settlers built in the architectural wonder known as the Castillo de San Marcos. ially out of the ground coquina shells in the 1600s, this fort, which served for the protection of St. Augustine, and still stands to this day, despite the fact that are under the control of many countries during the esteemed history.

St. Augustine, the oldest permanently occupied European settlement in America, is rich with history.

(Samantha Honig)

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And because it’s been a whole week since I have fear of my mind (see: the Thunderbird story), we booked a ghost tour. The experienced narrator set the creepy scene, even “hang out” me at a given moment! But don’t worry America — I survived!

Next week, our road trip ends at the Kentucky bourbon trail. You can see from the Bluegrass State!

Todd Piro currently serves as a general assignment reporter, as part of the FOX & Friends team. He joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in June 2017.

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