St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 12 S Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32084, St Augustine, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8774675863
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum - Review

A pirate cruises an enormous ship with cannons wearing a bandana which is fluttering in the wind, along with the sails. He looks threatening in his knee length coat, blousy shirt with ruffles at the collar and cuff. His leathery skin is scarred and he has a peg leg and a hook in place of a hand. The parrot on his shoulder is equally menacing, tugging at the master’s hoop earrings. The story of the Golden Age of Pirates is captured and displayed at the St. Augustine & Treasure Museum.

He can throw a dagger with accurate aim, fire cannon and capture a ship with extreme ease because he belonged to the Golden Age of Piracy, which lasted from the mid-1600s to the early 1700s. This museum was formerly known as the Pirate Soul Museum and in 2010 after relocating to Florida; it became the St. Augustine Pirate &Treasure museum. The museum houses 48 individual exhibit areas and states it contains the largest and most authentic collection of pirate artefacts ever displayed under one roof.

Among its exhibits are Blackbeard's original blunderbuss, pieces of gold retrieved from his warship the Queen Anne's Revenge, one of only three remaining authentic Jolly Roger flags in the world, and Thomas Tew's original treasure chest, the only known authentic pirate treasure chest in the world.

At the Pirate Museum you can stand on the deck of a replicated pirate ship, light a reproduction of a cannon and feel the replicated blast echo beneath your feet. A blunderbuss is attached to the ship’s gunwale and was used in battle during 1710.

It killed six to eight people with one shot. Blackbeard used it for his last battle. As you go through the museum you will find a lot of interactive exhibits, including the award winning Book of Pirates. You relive the life of a pirate, as you touch and feel and see the authentic artefacts on display. Disney Imaginer-designed Below Deck sound lets you experience and smell the gun powder 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.

The Pirate Museum is one of the newest attractions St. Augustine and it fits the community's style of mixing heritage and history with a pulsating ethnic section. Tours of the pirate museum are generally self-guided, but the museum is also a popular school field trip destination and plays host to birthday parties, scout troop, and larger groups.

One room of the museum, Rogues Tavern, pays tribute to the pirates and privateers that raided St. Augustine or nearby coastal areas, such as Amelia Island. You will learn that Sir Francis Drake who travelled in a galleon on his expeditions, burned the city to the ground in 1586, and Captain Robert Searles ransacked the town in 1668 and raided the Royal Treasury.

Feel cobblestones beneath your feet and hear Caribbean birds screeching overhead in the simulated city of Port Royal, a popular pirate destination. Smell the scent of tobacco and butter rum as it wafts through the air. Captain Thomas Tew’s treasure chest made of iron is there for you to see. It is the actual authenticated chest painted with flowers, birds and angels. The museum also includes a genuine Jolly Roger flag, a "Wanted" poster for the capture of pirate Captain Henry Every and the ship log from Captain Kidd's final journey.

St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Information

  • They have annual passes as well, which can be bought at the Treasure Shoppe and costs $ 39.99 for an individual and $ 79.99 for a family pass with 2 minor children.
  • Good for one year from time of purchase.
  • Be careful to check how crowded the museum is. Don't go in if there are more than a dozen people inside.
  • There will be ill-behaved children with parents who cannot cope with them and it will be noisy.
  • To learn about St Augustine you must learn about pirates. The museum will teach you all there is to know about the Golden Age.
  • Touch exhibits only when allowed, and do not try to unhinge them.
  • Listen carefully to the guides if you want to learn more about the past.

St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Ticket Prices

  • For Adult: $12.99
  • Children: $6.99
  • Children under age 4 enter free.
  • Online tickets for Adult $11.99; Child $5.99; AAA Members: Adult $11.99; Child $5.99
  • For Groups (20+ people): Adult $10; Child $ 6; School Groups (20+ students) KG through Grade 8 $6; Grades 9 through 12 $10
  • For Military: Adult $10.75; Child $ 5.50; Senior Admission $9.99

Restaurants Near St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum

  • Barnacle Bill's - Castillo Dr: Seafood
  • The Bar with No Name: American
  • Mill Top Tavern: American
  • Spanish Bakery & Cafe: Bakery, American, Spanish, Cafe

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  • St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Address: 12 S Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32084, St Augustine, United States
  • St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Contact Number: +1-8774675863
  • St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum Price: 13 USD
  • Best time to visit St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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St Augustine Pirate And Treasure Museum, St Augustine Reviews

  • Great place to learn about pirates and their history. It's not just limited to pirates native to the area. You can fire canons, sit in a jail cell and even do a fun little treasure hunt. If you read everything this place has to offer you can spend roughly 2 hours going through it. They also have a pirate tour which is very informative that the readings do not give you. It even has a couple interactive centers. Great place to go.

  • Such a fun and interactive museum. My son and I loved it. If you are a fan of pirate lure, this place is a must. They give the kids a treasure map to hunt for little hidden treasures around the museum, which is not only fun but informative as well. They even have a simulated cannon that kids can blast off. There is also a "chamber" that you can go in to listen to what life below deck was for pirates. Be warned though, it is a bit intense for little kids. It is dark and a little violent because of the stories they share. They have one of two only remaining original Jolly Roger flags, an original pirate treasure chest and tons of other original pirate treasure pieces and artifacts! Loved it and I go back.

  • Been to this museum two times. Loved it both times. Went once without the kids and we still enjoyed it, we even did the treasure hunt. Came back brought my kids who were 5, 6, and 8 and they had a great time. Exhibits are all top notch. Would give 5 stars except for that the entry into the museum is a bit disorganized. You purchase tickets and buy gifts and turn in your treasure map all at the same tiny little desk. It gets very crowded ...lines out the door, no one knows where to stand. Suggest to get there when it opens.

  • We came in to escape the rain. This is a pretty big collection of Pirate artifacts, and we loved it! There's everything from treasure, to weapons, to parts of ships. You even get to touch a real treasure chest! The value is okay, not too expensive. and it is near other attractions. Admission gets you in the entire day, so you don't have to rush through, you can stop for lunch at a nearby spot like Harry's or The Columbia, and go back. This museum is right across the street from Castillo de San Marcos.

  • Went with a school tour group. The guy giving the tour was great. He was funny, very informative, and had lots of questions for the kids. He was even teaching the kids some manners. Lots of things to look at and see. I want to go back and get the chance to look at everything, since we were on a time crunch.

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