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Old City Ghosts

Pirates, haunted buildings, and true stories of St. Augustine's past are featured in all tours.

Old City Ghosts

(844) 757-5657

Locations vary

Old City Ghosts, the local operation of US Ghost Adventures, offers guided haunted tours of historic downtown St. Augustine featuring pirates, mermaids, bootleggers, monsters, and murderers. Their unflinching descriptions of St. Augustine's history include real-life hauntings, tales of loss or lost love, and stories about spirits who simply don't want to leave America's Oldest City.

In addition to spooky fun, Old City Ghosts offers historical insight throughout the tour, providing a unique way to learn about St. Augustine and her history. With bragging rights as the oldest continuously inhabited European city in North America, it's no surprise that St. Augustine has seen tragedy, fires, fights, murders, and illness — which may explain the psychic phenomenon reported by locals and visitors. For those who scoff at spoofs, Old City Ghost Tours provides information and a bit of spiritual humor, making this an attraction the whole family can enjoy.

Phantom Pirates & Poltergeists

This tour through the most haunted spots in downtown St. Augustine relates the historic nature of the sites and regales the guests with surprising and even shocking well-researched tales of the actual events. The experienced guide and history expert relates the stories of those who haunt St. Augustine. Former residents who died of wars, disease, old age, and perhaps murder, each have their own reason for haunting the town. Old City Ghosts describes the lives, deaths, and hauntings of Phantom pirates and poltergeists of every type.

This one-mile guided walk starts at the obelisk monument in the Plaza de la Constitución. For more information and to book this tour, go here.

Booze and Boos Haunted Pub Crawl

Held in the dark of night, this tour focuses on the drinking hotspots that are also on the list of haunted hotspots. Liquid courage may be consumed. The tour may last up to two hours as the group meanders from bar to bar, while the guide relates stories of hauntings and history. 

The price does not include drinks or tastings, but there is no additional charge for any encounter with more ethereal spirits. This tour begins at the Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera Street. For more information and to book this tour, go here.

Ultimate Dead of Night Haunted Ghost Tour

Walk in the dead of night to dig deeper into some of the city's shocking stories of ghost encounters. Visit haunted locations and hear the stories and history that resulted in spirits who are not resting in peace.

A bonus extended tour, featuring even more bone-chilling stories, is available at an additional cost. This tour starts at the Old City Gate at 2 St. George Street. For more information and to book this tour, go here.

World of Pirates Experience

St. Augustine's history features pirates and privateers who sailed under French, British, and Confederate pirate flags. They were reviled by the Spanish who often sentenced them to death. Stories about pirates and their enemies include tales of valor, cruelty, and a bungled hanging. Ghosts from these encounters are said to haunt various locations in St. Augustine. This walking tour shares all the secrets of St. Augustine's pirates.

This tour begins at Potter's Wax Museum, 31 Orange Street. For more information and to book this tour, go here.

Tour Details

  • The standard tour takes about 60 minutes, covers about one mile, and includes eight stops.
  • The extended tour lasts about 90 minutes, covers one and a half miles, and includes 12 stops. To book an extended tour, check the "+1" box for each person in the group.
  • Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes early for all tours. (And please allow for time to find parking.)
  • No need for tickets or mobile passes, those who purchased the tickets simply need to show their ID.
  • Pets are welcome as long as they don't disrupt the tour.
  • These are walking tours and they are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • Tours are held rain or shine. Old City Ghosts will contact guests if the tour is cancelled.
  • Private tours for groups of 30 or more are available, including age-appropriate tours for school groups. To book a private tour, go here.
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Old City Ghosts is the local operation of US Ghosts Adventures, which offers tours in multiple states around the country.