7 Reasons Guests Should Go on the Old City Ghosts Tour!
You need a crash course in St. Augustine history
All the locations have been key in the long and important history of the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in North America. Not only will you get a vivid look into the history, but you will be able to recall the facts because they are a crucial part of the terrifying and memorable stories of human misery and ghostly hauntings.
For example, in St Augustine, the first church was built around the year 1500, somewhere during its hard, early days, several children died within, in mysterious circumstances. They were quickly buried in a shallow grave and covered by a thick timber joist. Flash forward to a wine store on the same spot doing renovations in 2016, and they needed to remove that very same joist.
An Archeologist uncovered the remains, and a recent whole slew of ghostly sightings of maimed and disfigured children that had been seen in the wine bar started to make much more sense.
You want something the whole family can do
While the tours are scary, they are also family-friendly and completely accessible. At just over a Disney movie in length, the standard tour will keep even the shortest attention span engrossed in history, culture and human stories to entertain and thrill!
Like the story of Plaza de la Constitución – the site of the oldest public park in the United States. Also, the place where the necks of dozens of the different invaders of the city were broken by the hangman’s noose! You’ll hear the story of the surprise morning fog that enveloped a local resident on their way to work.
The ghost tour is fun, even for the non-believer. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will enjoy the stories told and learning more about each location.
In Town and Not Sure of What to Do.
Whether you are traveling through or staying for a while, or even if you live here, the Old City Ghosts tours are a must-do!
You’re on a tight schedule
The tours fill that awkward time slot after dinner but before bed, the daytime has several other demands placed on it which is why an evening ghost tour is a perfect way to get more out of your trip. There are different start times to choose from and the standard tour wraps up in around 60 mins and finishes right in the middle of town, an easy hop to your next destination.