St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum#8 in Best Things To Do in St. Augustine
As its name suggests, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum displays a variety of pirate artifacts, including the world's oldest "Wanted" poster, the world's only pirate treasure chest, and one of two surviving 17th-century Jolly Roger flags (that familiar black flag featuring a skull and crossbones). At the center of the museum, travelers can climb aboard a replica pirate ship with a helm and cannons.
Recent museumgoers raved about the attraction. Must-do activities include taking a free guided tour with Captain Mayhem (the museum's resident pirate and tour guide) and searching for the museum's hidden treasure clues.
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum sits across the street from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in the city's historic downtown area. The attraction is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Museum tickets cost $12.99 for adults and $5.99 for children between 5 and 12. Children 4 and younger enter for free, and discounts are available for tickets purchased online. A combined St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Colonial Quarter ticket is available for $21.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids. Admission into the museum is included in the Old Town Trolley Tours' Explorer Package. All tickets include a one-hour group tour and access to the museum's exhibits, restrooms and gift shop. The property does not have a parking lot, but two trolley stops, a public parking lot and a parking garage are within walking distance. Additional fees apply for trolley passes and parking. Learn more about the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum by visiting the property's website.
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#1 St. George Street
Antiquities, historic attractions and delectable cuisine are just a few of the things you'll find on St. George Street, the city's central pedestrian thoroughfare. At the northern end of the street, visitors can explore boutiques like Sunburst Crystal and Tillie's Bath Cottage, as well as historic sites like the Old City Gates and the Oldest Wooden School House. The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum are within walking distance; as you travel south, you'll see additional shops and cafes, plus art galleries and the Colonial Quarter.
Visitors in search of Southern charm will appreciate St. George Street. According to past travelers, you'll find unique shops and some of the best ice cream in the area. The area is also a great spot to stop in some shops to pick up souvenirs.
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