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. $15 for adults, children under 6 free.
Haunted Creepy Crawl Pub Crawl
For those 21 years and older, the Haunted Creepy Crawl Pub Crawl will lead you on a spine-tingling crawl to enjoy drinks and witness bizarre and spooky tales of various haunts along the way. Search for the ghosts and legends while learning about methods used by professional ‘ghost hunters.’ $19 per person (must be over 21).
History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder Tour
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, deathly plagues, notorious criminals, unsolved murders, and grotesque colonial surgery procedures. It all happened right here in St. Augustine. $15 for adults, children under 6 free.
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 and to Lighthouse Park, where the ghosts of three little girls are known to roam. Tours leave nightly from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center and cost $27.93 for adults and $15.51 for children ages 3-12. Reservations are recommended.
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 7:30 p.m. on select dates and tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 7-11. Reservations are required.
Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure
Hop aboard the Ghost Train for a trip to the paranormal side St. Augustine. This tour travels through many haunted areas, making a final stop at Castle Warden for a back-stage visit where participants can investigate one of the city’s most notorious murder mysteries. Tours depart from Ripley’s Castle Warden nightly. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for children.
Ghost Augustine Dead Walk Tour
If you dare, take this unique 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 nightly from Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.
Pub Hearse Ride
Ride in an Antique Haunted Hearse with fellow pub crawlers to visit haunted locations in old St. Augustine. Stops along the way include a visit to a local cemetery filled with stories of deadly lore and the hauntingly lit grounds of the Castillo de San Marco. Regular tickets are $65 per person (online discounts available) and participants must be over 21.