Halloween & Ghost Tours in St. Augustine
St. Augustine is the perfect destination for a spooky Halloween!
You won’t find a more haunted Halloween 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, it’s the place to be for all things other-worldly.
Halloween stirs up the supernatural in St. Augustine, but visitors can enjoy ghost tours and spooky encounters all year long. Here are some of St. Augustine’s spookiest Halloween adventures awaiting intrepid souls and fun-seeking spirits.
St. Augustine Ghostly Experience Tour
As seen on the Travel Channel, History Channel, and Discover Channel, the Ghostly Experience Tour explores famous haunted sites and shares theories behind different types of paranormal activity. Follow your guide under the eerie glimmer of lantern light to explore back alleys and ghostly haunts. $25 for adults, children under 6 free.
Ghost with the Most Cocktail Tour
IT'S SHOWTIME! Be careful when chanting his name 3 times, because 'The Dead Guy' is sure to make an appearance! So, let’s turn on the ‘juice’ and see what shakes loose, as you tour with the ‘Ghost with the Most’! This tour includes 2.5 hours of drinking shenanigans, includes 4 local venues where guests have ample opportunity to soak in otherworldly history. Tour is inclusive of cocktails and ghostly encounters. Tickets are $69 and tours departs from 24 Cathedral Place, Ste 401.
A Ghostly Encounter
Join A Ghostly Encounter for this unique paranormal experience. Professional guides lead an investigation into what been long regarded as a supernatural hotspot, the Oldest Wooden School House. Guests employ handheld monitoring equipment such as EMF’s (Electromagnetic Fields), use dousing rods, participate in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recording sessions and experimentation that place you in the center of an investigation environment. Tours run every evening and last two hours.
Medieval Torture Collection
The emotions inspired by the Medieval Torture Collection transports visitors back in time hundreds of years to some of the most miserable moments in history. This exhibit is a unique presentation that combines academic research with the contradictive, emotionally repulsive draw of a time in history when torture and torment were commonplace. The Museum is located at 100 St. George Street. Tickets are $14.99 per person.
Old St. Johns County Jail Haunting Experience
Take the newest tour in town at the Old Jail, where you'll hear countless hair-raising stories of supernatural occurrences that have been reported here, including cold spots, strange odors, unexplained banging noises, wailing and laughter, barking dogs, orbs of light and, yes, even an apparition or two. The tour takes place nightly at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $31.94.
Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Adventures
This nightly trolley tour was voted one of the five best ghost tours in the South by Southern Living Magazine. The tour includes a visit to the Old Jail, the Old Drug Store and the Huguenot Cemetery, where you may catch a glimpse of Elizabeth, a child victim of yellow fever, waving to passersby. Tours leave nightly from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Avenue. Tours are $24.95 and may not be suitable for children under 13. Reservations are recommended as tours fill quickly!
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is the "Mona Lisa of paranormal sites.” Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters
St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tours
Find out why the Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters program called the Lighthouse the “Mona Lisa of paranormal sites.” Tour the top of the tower of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and explore the eerie Keeper’s House. Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. on select dates and tickets are $25 and reservations are required.
Haunted Waters Tour Aboard the Schooner Freedom
Back from the depths of the Matanzas, the Schooner Freedom’s haunted sails feature classic stories of St. Augustine’s most haunted seaside history. Spooky tales such as Menendez’s massacre, the haunted natives at the Coquina pits, and the tragic tale of Andrew Ranson are some of the tales based on the true history of Saint Augustine’s grim past. This 75-minute tour runs October 29-31 and is $60 per person. This tour may not be suitable for children under 13.
Colonial Haunt: The Lost Garrison
Experience how the colonists of yesteryear, with old fashioned tools, might fare in an invasion as the Colonial Quarter is overrun by GIANT MAN-EATING Black Widow Spiders! The haunt is open to all ages, but it is Halloween, so it will be mildly creepy. Tours run every 10-20 minutes from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $15 per victim.
Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation
This 60-minute investigative tour takes you inside the most haunted site on the Eastern Seaboard – Ripley’s Believe It or Not Castle Warden. Team R.I.P. will lead guests on this paranormal investigation to seek out 18 different entities using paranormal devices like EMF meters and laser grids. Tours are at Ripley’s Castle Warden nightly. Tickets are $27 per person.
inFESTation! Local Music Resurrection at Colonial Oak Music Park
Halloween weekend at the Colonial Quarter ends with a music festival featuring local and regional music. Admission to the show is $20 and includes a Haunted Tour (The Lost Garrison) and the Concert. AND don’t forget to wear your costume! There will be a costume contest with cash prizes during the event. inFESTation begins at 3 p.m., haunted tours begin at 6 p.m. and the festivities conclude at 10 p.m.
Sleep with the Spirits at Ripley's Castle Warden
One NIGHT ONLY – October 30, 2021! Spend an entire night exploring Ripley’s Haunted Castle Warden. Upon check-in at 11:45 p.m., guests will be provided with paranormal investigative equipment and granted access to inaccessible areas of the building. Late night snacks provided. Guests must check out at 7:30 a.m. the following day. Admission is $110 per person.
Ghost Augustine Dead Walk Tour
If you dare, take this unique walking tour through the creepiest spots on the south end of town and hear the stories of the forgotten, oldest, darkest, deadest part of town…. Guests get to use a K2 meter – the best paranormal instrument! Tours depart nightly from Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall. Tickets are $24 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.