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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

12 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3650
+1 877-467-5863
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Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at Pat Croce's St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum with the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts; fun, interactive exhibits, including the award-winning Book of Pirates and the spine-tingling Disney Imagineer-designed Below Deck sound experience of Blackbeard’s last battle; the world’s only pirate treasure chest; one of only two existing 17th century Jolly Rogers; and rarely-seen shipwreck treasures from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3650
+1 877-467-5863
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I originally thought this would be touristy, hokey and not worth the money. I was wrong! Full of history and authentic artifacts. Our pirate guide was very informative. Home of the only known surviving treasure chest. A must see!

Thank Liz T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As far as pirate museums go, this one lacked appeal. (The pirate museum in Beaufort, NC was much better!). The treasure map kept us there longer than we would have stayed otherwise. It did have a few neat items but overall would have not missed...More

Thank A B T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our adventure back in time with swashbuckling Captain Mayhem was great fun, and surprisingly informative. The museum is full of fascinating artifacts, and our tour with the aforementioned pirate-storyteller was a real treat. My wife, grandson and I enjoyed ourselves, and we'd have fun returning...More

Thank gwcase
Reviewed 2 days ago

My entire family continues to visit here every year! My kids look forward to it and constantly ask when we will go back! The museum contains a wealth of interesting pirate items.

Thank mhoney4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must do in St Augustine. Great for the kids and enough info to keep adults entertained. William Mayhem was great as tour guide, funny and informative. Lots of cool pirate artifacts and interactive exhibits. Treasure map for kids to find clues. Spent about...More

Thank jessswin
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We see ourselves as a museum for all ages and I'm glad that your crew found that to be the case. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the pirate-guided out as well as the artifacts and history of our exhibition. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Pirate Tour was fantastic, the guide, who looked and sounded like a real pirate, was very knowledgeable and he didn’t white wash the history. They had many real museum pieces that you will not find elsewhere, it was a great place to visit.

Thank reb00th
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're proud that our pirate guides tell the true history of piracy and I'm glad that you took time to enjoy the exhibits and artifacts that we have on display a well. Thank you for taking the time to visit while in St. Augustine!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my son and his family to this St Augustine attraction, when they where visiting from Michigan. I spend alot of time in this wonderful town, and have been to most of the attractions over the past 25 years, nut have not been to...More

Thank Beachbumb66
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's great to hear that you took time to try us out an to show us off to family - thank you for coming to visit! I'm glad that we could be a joyful and fun experience for your crew, and we appreciate you coming...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the museum on our own for awhile when a Pirate arrived and called everyone together. He then gave us an informative tour. He seemed somewhat knowledgeable of the history and his costume was great. The children really enjoyed it.

Thank THooks538
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming to see the museum! I'm glad that your crew had a good time visiting with ours - thanks again for visiting!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow!!! This place was way cooler than I expected. We started off with the tour, which I highly recommend. The guide, fully immersed in the role of a pirate, was very knowledgeable and easily made all of the artifacts housed very interesting and personal by...More

Thank Matt L
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm so glad to hear that you not only took the pirate-guided tour but also took more time to explore the museum on your own. You truly took in all that we have to offer and I'm very pleased to hear you had a great...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is a lot better than what I expected. Lots of really neat artifacts and they do tours through the museum. As I was leaving a tour was about to get started. The man giving it dressed and talked like a pirate. The only...More

Thank Amanda M
ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so glad that we overcame your expectations and that you enjoyed your time within the museum! I'm glad that Thomas Tew's chest and our Hollywood Gallery were of particular interest and I thank you for taking time to spend with us while in...More

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Jori C
30 December 2016|
Response from Wanderlust_Scribe | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was not long, you can do the tour which was maybe a half hour maybe 45min, but well worth the tour. Or you can just go look through the museum on your own!
5 September 2016|
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Response from Chrissie_626 | Reviewed this property |
They may not permit the dog, only because the artifacts are so rare and ancient they take a lot of precautions in protecting them. I would recommend calling ahead and double checking. The staff is friendly and it won't feel... More
Mom N
19 December 2015|
Response from ZLively | Property representative |
Our St. Augustine Resident rates are $9.99 for adults and $5.99 for Kids aged 5 - 12. We hope you'll come see us soon!