St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

1. St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

When the Conductor howls “All Aboard!” – will you be there? Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let a Ghost Host be your guide. See the Old Jail, the site of countless documented paranormal experiences that's listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour. You will hear stories of the haunted Huguenot & Tolomato Cemeteries. Listen as the Ghost Host details true stories of paranormal activity and tales of murder and mayhem in St. Augustine. You'll also experience a unique scary stop inside the Potter's Wax Museum. You won’t want to miss this Ghost Tour! It’s the only ghost tour that takes you inside two of the city’s most haunted buildings! Voted Best Ghost Tour of Best of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

2. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum. 

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

3. St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

Take a voyage on a pirate ship as you watch a live and interactive pirate show designed for adults. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience so this cruise isn't for the easily offended. Enjoy drinks from a fully licensed bar as you're entertained by a dynamic and interactive performance.  The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed, but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique pirate adventure.

St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

4. St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Follow the storytellers through the Old Town, visiting some of their favorite haunts, on this tour through St. Augustine’s ghostly locations. Meet your guide near the Old City Gates and stroll through the darkened streets, listening to stories of long-deceased residents who have not moved on. While traveling the most haunted areas of St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city, you will hear the most enchanting and historical accounts of paranormal sightings, captures, and the story behind why they appear. From the Old Cemeteries, to the infamous Castillo de San Marcos, your guide will make sure you have every chance to capture and explore your own paranormal encounters. This is an award-winning tour that has operated since 1998 and welcomes young and old alike — the very best unscripted tour. The experience begins and ends at the same location with convenient parking nearby.

St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

5. St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

Embark on a Haunted Pub Crawl through St. Augustine where you and your drinking buddies will delve deep into the city's sordid past as well as some of its most notorious pubs and restaurants. Crawl your way through nearly 500 years of St. Augustine’s strange and unusual history with liquid courage. With an expert tour guide at your side, strap in, catch a buzz and discover the horrors of St Augustine for yourself. Hear stories of ghosts of bar managers long passed to a suspicious amount of fiery demises. Stop at renowned local spots such as Scarlett O’Hara’s, Stogies Jazz Club, Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill, and O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits. Discover more about nightlife in the city, and favorite hangouts of the locals.

St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

6. St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

St. Augustine is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, antiquated buildings and its significance to the shaping of America. With this St. Augustine combo package you can explore the city, with entrance to the Old Jail, access to the Oldest Store Museum and a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Visit more than 100 points of interest in St. Augustine at your own pace.  Your guided tour of the Old Jail will be led by the jailers and includes a close-up view of the men’s and women’s cells, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. When you visit the Old Store, you will step back in time to discover the latest and best time-saving miracles from 1900. Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions of turn-of-the-century living. It truly is like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908. There are more than 400 years of history to explore in the St. Augustine History Museum. As you journey through the exhibits, you will see authentic artifacts, unpublished photographs and learn about the evolution of St. Augustine and Florida under Spanish and British rule. The combo package truly does give you the best of St. Augustine on one easy ticket.

St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

7. St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

Discover America's first wax museum located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. This wax museum offers guests the ability to interact with over 160 wax figures, ranging from Hollywood A-listers to individuals who have shaped national history. The inspiration behind Potter's Wax Museum came from a childhood trip to London taken by founder, George L. Potter. As a child, he was mesmerized by the life like figures and wanted to share his enjoyment with the American public. In 1947, Potter began contracting with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create one of a kind figures for his museum. Potter employed artists from all over Europe to aide in this project with the wax imported from France, hair from Italy, and the sculpting taking place in Belgium. Opening it's doors in 1949, Potter's Wax Museum has served as an interactive, educational and fun attraction for visitors to the ancient city.

St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

8. St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

Gain full admission to over 27 St. Augustine tours, attractions, and historic sites, and save up to 40% with this pass. Skip the lines and make reservations in advance of your trip. Choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Take advantage of a 100% digital pass with interactive maps, booking tools, and detailed information. Simply show your digital pass at the ticket window for your chosen tour or attraction. Upon purchase, receive a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone. Get instant access to tours and attractions with full admission. Featured Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour • Ghost and Gravestones Trolley Tour • Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Walking Tour • Dolphin Odyssey and Sightseeing Boat Tour • Ghostly Experience Walking Tour • Lightner Museum Admission • Nights of Lights Boat Cruise (from November 15 to January 31) • Paranormal Investigation of Fort Grounds • Sunset Bring Your Own Beer Boat Cruise • World Golf Hall of Fame Admission• Pirate and Treasure Museum• Fountain of Youth Park and Museum Standard Attractions • Classic Car Museum • Colonial Quarters Experience Tour • Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center • Oldest House Museum Complex • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse • Oldest Store Museum Experience • Potter's Wax Museum • Spanish Military Hospital Museum • St. Augustine Aquarium General Admission • St. Augustine History Museum • The Old Jail Museum Tour • Villa Zorayda Museum • Ximenez-Fatio House Museum• MarineLand General Admission

St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Tickets

9. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Tickets

Journey back three centuries to the piracy's golden age at this spectacular interactive museum. See more than 800 authentic pirate artefacts (one of the largest collections in the world) in award-winning interactive exhibits, like the Book of Pirates. Fire a real cannon, touch a 400-year-old treasure chest, and explore the execution dock. Lift a real gold bar recovered from the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita, which sank around 1622. Raise the Jolly Roger flag and even meet a pirate if you're lucky! Learn all about the world's most infamous sea rogues during your trip to the interactive Pirate and Treasure Museum. It's an engaging adventure for all ages!

From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

10. From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

Visit St. Augustine, the so-called “Ancient City” and oldest continuously settled town in the United States. Experience the charming atmosphere and beautiful climate of a town located between northeast and central-east Florida. While there, explore St. Augustine's delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, and unique shops. Make sure to also take in the history at the significant landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and more, Choose between the following tour options: • St. Augustine Day Tour: Spend a full day in the oldest city in the U.S. Find out about the historic landmarks with a tour guide and then shop, dine, and discover the city at your own pace. • St. Augustine Scenic Cruise: Get a unique view of the city and see its many historic landmarks and impressive natural beauty on a narrated tour around Matanzas Bay. • St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter Museum: Embark on an interactive adventure where history comes alive with a guide in proper colonial attire. Throughout this living museum, experience a musket firing, blacksmith demonstrations, and more. • Road Train Tour: Set off on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing adventure through town aboard a trolley streetcar. Learn interesting facts about the 22 unique sites on the 7-mile (11-kilometer) loop, and hop on and off where you like to explore the attractions at your own pace. • Pirate & Treasure Museum: Explore the Golden Age of Piracy with one of the world’s largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts and shipwreck treasures. Delight in award-winning interactive exhibits that make this hands-on museum an experience for all the family. Whichever tour option you choose, your day will include plenty of time to explore the town, shop in the gift shops, and dine in one of the local restaurants on the cobblestone streets.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Tom’s tour was excellent, entertaining and informative. We had a great time strolling around the historic part of St. Augustine. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city but also gave us tips on restaurants and other things to see in the area. We would highly recommend taking Tom’s tour if you are in St. Petersburg.

Michelle was our super friendly and throughly knowledgeable guide. The time flew by and it was worth it to understand what one would personally like to spend more time exploring in St. Agustine.

Great trip!! Really enjoyed St Augustine. I highly recommend the Old Town Trolley to get around and see the entire city.

Very informative and convenient. Never waited over 10 minutes for a trolley to pick us up. We had a great time!

Hilarious crew, great drinks, beautiful cruise. A great bit of raunchy fun for a night out.