With nearly half a millennia of history captured in its stones, the city of St Augustine has stories to tell. We have captured 8 of the best on our standard tour, and a further 4 on our extended tour, all told in the very locations where the hauntings happen.
Over a route that is around three-quarters of a mile, our standard tour will take you to some of the less familiar, atmospheric, tree-lined cobbled streets of St Augustine’s Colonial Quarter. Our extended tour adds 4 extra stops and another 0.7 miles.
Our well-researched accounts will take you through the vast history of this important city, as well as bringing it to life with stories of the people who have made the city their everlasting home. Come and hear about the tortured lives of the ghosts of St Augustine, like the lovers chained in a bricked-in tomb by the dour husband of one of the couple. Her heady perfume can still occasionally be smelt to this day.
Below are just a few of the locations we will visit on the tour, so as not to spoil the standard or extended tour. We also have more fascinating stories from further afield that we gathered during our research for this tour, but were unable to include. All compelling evidence that Florida may just be the most haunted state in the nation!
We don’t want to spoil all of the surprises of your tour, as what’s the fun of your tour should be as unexpected as possible for you to be properly surprised, so not all of the places on our tours are featured here. For those looking to get a better idea of what haunted sites our ghost tours include, here is a sampling:
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The Moon and Sun Café
All is not as it seems at this cheerful, daytime-only restaurant. Before the café took over, the property was a residence for servants, and later, families. One family paid the ultimate price for living in this haunted (former) house, suffering dire consequences due to one particularly young ghost…
A1A Ale Works
Thirsty? You may consider popular St. Augustine taproom and restaurant A1A Ale Works to be a must-do, then, but be advised: it’s been haunted by the ghosts of the city’s earliest residents buried below… including the eerie ghosts of children.
Castillo de St. Marcos
Extended Tour Exclusive
This fortress was once the Spaniards’ pride and joy, as it warded off wave after wave of invading English pirates. However, the Castillo didn’t just keep people away, but also trapped them inside. Discover the disturbing story of a marriage gone horribly, horribly wrong only on our extended tour.
The Oldest Wooden School House
Extended Tour Exclusive
The Oldest Wooden School House is a St. Augustine icon and the oldest schoolhouse in America. This landmark house dates back to the 1700s and gives visitors a firsthand glimpse at what life in Spanish Colonial Florida was like. The one-room, cypress and cedar schoolhouse maintains the appearance and details of 1700s St. Augustine, with period decor and dress on display. But beyond the set dressing, the most direct experience visitors can have with this chapter of history is also its darkest secret: a ghostly woman from the house’s earliest days who still lingers inside…