The museum, which opened on June 25, 2003, has three main themes: the story of the house, which was constructed circa 1691; the Catholic tradition in St. Augustine, which began on September 8, 1565 and has continued unbroken to this day, earning the parish of the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Augustine the title, “the first parish;” and the Sisters of St. Joseph who have been the guardians of the O’Reilly House and educators in St. Augustine since their arrival in 1866.
The museum is open, free of charge, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM. The Museum is closed on days of inclement weather; please call 904 826 0750 to verify.
Donations are gratefully accepted. To reach the museum, contact us or call 904 826-0750.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of the museum. In addition to the garden, six rooms in the house are open to the public. To begin the virtual tour, simply click on any of the rooms identified on the floor plans to the right. When you have completed the tour, please visit the other sections of the website, which can be accessed through the directory at the top of each page.