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About Old City Ghosts

St. Augustine is the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement and city in America, founded in 1565. With nearly half a millennium’s worth of indigenous, Spanish, English, and American history under its belt, the Old City more than earns its nickname.

On our Old City Ghosts ghost tour, we visit St. Augustine’s most haunted locations. Each stop on our tour has been thoughtfully chosen to highlight a different period of historical significance and cultural interest in mind. What you’ll hear from our guides on a tour with us is creepy, informative, and interesting.

We track down the ghosts of Colonists, soldiers, pirates, and regular citizens who are all unlucky souls stuck behind, creating a legacy of haunting throughout the city’s historic district.

The Old City Ghosts tour is suitable for anyone interested in St. Augustine’s haunted history. For visitors, you’ll get a different perspective on the city unlike the average tour which might only tell you about the city’s history, but not its paranormal happenings. For locals, you’ll see your hometown in a totally new context. No matter your degree of knowledge on American history, Floridian history, the world of the paranormal, or St. Augustine itself, we believe you’ll get something new out of our tour.

We especially welcome those who want to challenge their fears or assumptions about ghosts and those who are simply curious and want to discover the city, however disturbing it can be.

After experiencing the Old City Ghosts tour, you’ll leave with:

  • A new appreciation of America’s oldest and most haunted city
  • A different perspective on the nature of the divisions between “our world” and the “spirit world”
  • Haunting memories from the vine strung streets of St Augustine.

Though St. Augustine has endured for hundreds of years, don’t let another year pass without having explored all this gorgeous, ghoulish city has to offer. Book today.

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Why is St. Augustine so haunted?

Though there are other American cities that may be considered old, St. Augustine holds the title of America’s oldest city. Lasting 453 years and counting, the Old City more than lives up to its nickname. The enduring nature of the city’s architecture, history, and culture against all odds of time, conflicts, and natural disasters is shared by the enduring spirits who call several of the city’s properties their eternal home.

St. Augustine’s ghosts date back as far as the city has existed, as the spirits of some of the city’s earliest settlers have remained in their bodies’ places of burial or death. With every subsequent century, new sets of ghosts have been left behind, right up until the modern age.

Evidently, St. Augustine is haunted quite simply due to its immense age and the basic nature of life and death. When so many generations of people live and die as they have in the Old City, not every one of the deceased manages to make it over the threshold.

The dutiful preservation of St. Augustine’s historic properties has also done a great deal to not only preserve the history and character of the city but the ghosts that linger inside. In such a picturesque place, can you really blame them for never leaving?

As befits this stately old town, there are rules we ought to follow:

  • Remain calm.

    It’s pretty relaxed in St. Augustine, we encourage you to continue this ‘tude onto the ghost tour. If you see a spirit, take a breath, watch, and try to get a pic!

  • Be polite.

    Ghosts are stuck pursuing their unhappy ending, not trying to make one for you. Show a little respect and they will leave you be.

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    St Augustine ghosts are some of the oldest in the country, their patience is pretty thin, so they do not respond well to verbal insults or taunts.

  • Stay together.

    St Augustine has more than enough ghosts, we don’t want you to join their ranks, so buddy up and stay safe!

  • Watch your step.

    St Augustine has a lot to distract your attention, especially in the moody twilight hour when we start our Ghost Walking tour, try to stay upright!

You can read their experiences at Old City Ghosts in the reviews below , and even see how many stars they rate our tours with.

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September 10, 2020

We had a great tour with Natalie. She was so informative about the ghosts and St. Augustine in gener...
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August 04, 2020

Absolutely amazing! The guide was so energetic and made the tour feel very personal! One of the best...
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