Since 2007, community members and organizations, known as the Nation’s Oldest Port Heritage Area Alliance, have met to share how the rich maritime landscape, converging waterways and the Atlantic Ocean have uniquely shaped the culture and traditions of Northeast Florida’s Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Flagler counties. Learn more about the significance of the region.

Our goal is to celebrate the unique heritage and natural resources of the region and to recognize this area as a special place in America. The Heritage Area Alliance is dedicated to “connecting residents and visitors with the historic, cultural, natural, recreational and scenic assets of the region through education, preservation and promotion of the area’s distinctive stories, resources and traditions.”

To achieve this goal, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and the Heritage Area Alliance have worked together to prepare a feasibility study for a Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area designation.  Other educational, interpretive and tourism-related products underway include a printed Heritage Experiences Map and Brochure and an online version.

Visit the online map for Nation’s Oldest Porttm Themes and Heritage Area Experiences. For more information, please call 904-829-0745.