The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.
Discover colorful and unique tourist spots by driving Historic Route 1. Showcasing communities rich in history and natural beauty, this storied stretch of road allows you to slow down and get a sense of place.
Make it a point to see the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park — America's first undersea park and one of the world's best places to admire marine life. Pose and take a photo by the southernmost marker in the continental U.S., the perfect way to start or end your road trip. Experience Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square — Florida's premier nightly arts festival. Travel through time on the cobblestone streets of St. Augustine. Stop by the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, where "Papa" wrote some of his best works. Marvel at gold coins and other recovered sunken treasures at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Or hear lions roar at Lion Country Safaris, the nation's first cageless zoo.
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