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.
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.
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.
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.