St. Augustine, FL – When Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded St. Augustine in 1565, his New World survival kit included gambling, liquor, and ladies for hire. For the next four hundred years, these three industries were vital in keeping the city financially afloat.
Join historian Ann Colby’s tour of spots not on the standard tourist map to discover hidden-in-plain-sight bordellos, speakeasies, casinos, and the occasional opium den.
On Thursday, September 9 at 7 PM, the St. Augustine Historical Society presents a virtual and in-person discussion with Ann Colby to talk about her book via Zoom or at the Main School Board Building at 40 Orange Street.


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