St. Augustine ghost tour

A "ghostly" tour guide awaits to show you around haunted St. Augustine.

Old Jail in St. Augustine

The Old Jail in St. Augustine looks extra spooky at night

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Huguenot Cemetery, St. Augustine

Even the gates of Huguenot Cemetery look eerie.

Tolomato Cemetery, St. Augustine

Tolomato Cemetery

St. Augustine ghost tour
Old Jail in St. Augustine
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Huguenot Cemetery, St. Augustine
Tolomato Cemetery, St. Augustine

America's Oldest City is Perfect for Halloween Fun!

When it comes to selecting the perfect place for ghostly fun, you won’t find a more haunted getaway destination than the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida.

When it comes to selecting the perfect place for ghostly fun, you won’t find a more haunted getaway destination than the nation's oldest city -- St. Augustine, Florida. With more than 450 years of history, ancient narrow streets, two historic cemeteries with graves dating back hundreds of years, a brooding Spanish fortress and endless stories of roaming spirits, St. Augustine is the place to be for all things other-worldly. And while Halloween is known as the night that stirs up the supernatural, St. Augustine features ghost tours and spooky encounters all year long. 
 
Here are some of St. Augustine’s spooky adventures awaiting intrepid souls and fun-seeking spirits all year long.

 

A Ghostly Encounter

The Ghostly Encounter tour follows a guide under the glimmer of lantern light as you explore enchanted back alleys and learn about ghostly spirits that still linger at many of St. Augustine's famous historic sites as well as exploring the theories of different types of haunts and unexplained occurrences. This is the only tour that enters a building built long ago on an Indian buriel ground. Tickets are $15 per person; children under 6 free. For more information, call 904.825.0807.

History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

The St. Augustine History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder Tour takes you on a journey through the city's darkest history to explore the true stories behind bizarre legends. Bloody pirate raids and plunders, brutal massacres, deadly plagues, notorious criminals, unsolved murders, grotesque colonial surgery procedures ... it's all happened right here in St. Augustine. Cost: $25 for adults; children under 6 free. For more information, call 904.825.0087.

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Adventures

Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City on this nightly trolley tour named by Southern Living magazine as one of the five best in the South. Relive the historic haunted tales and legends found at every turn. In addition, the tour includes a visit to Lighthouse Park, where the ghosts of three little girls are said to still haunt the place of their tragic drowning. Plus, take part in a ghost-hunting excursion at the Old Jail, famous for the paranormal activity found there. Ghosts & Gravestones tours leave nightly from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 27 San Marco Ave. Cost: $28.07 for adults and $15.59 for children ages 3-12. Call 866.955.6101 to check availability and reserve your seats.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tours

Go on the only tour that takes participants to the top of the tower of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and into the eerie Keeper’s House. Find out why the Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters program called the Lighthouse the “Mona Lisa of paranormal sites.” Tours begin at 8 p.m. on select dates and tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 7-11. Reservations are required. (Private 90-minute, 3-hour and 5-hour tours are also available.) Call 904.829.0745.

Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure

Hop aboard Ripley's Ghost Train for a trip to the paranormal side of haunted St. Augustine. This 80-minute ghostly tour travels through some of the Oldest City’s most haunted areas. Then the tour makes a final stop at Castle Warden for a backstage visit, where participants can investigate one of the city’s most notorious murder mysteries. Tours depart nightly from Ripley’s Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Ave.  Tickets are $24 for adults and $13 for children. For information, call 904.824.1606.

GhoSt Augustine Dead Walk Tour

If you dare, take this walking tour through the narrowest and darkest streets on the south end of the St. Augustine historic area. The tour has several new haunted stories that have not been heard by the public until now! Tours depart at nightly from Beerhammer’s, located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 888.653.1565.