Ghost & Gravestones of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, FL

27 San Marco Ave St. Augustine , FL 32084
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Overview

St Augustine residents have documented some spooky paranormal activity. From hauntings to apparitions, there’s no shortage of occurrences. This city is rich in history but with that comes tales of gruesome executions, murders, and victims of yellow fever. This tour will take you to see the most haunted places, including the Old Jail and Huguenot Cemetery. You never know what you might see, so bring a camera!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Ghost tours run from 7:00pm - 10:00pm – seven days a week.

Description

from Ghost & Gravestones of St. Augustine
Ghost Tour by Best of St. Augustine
Join us aboard the trolley of the doomed, as your Ghost Host entrances you with tales of misfortune and mayhem. Hear accounts of long gone residents who can still be seen in numerous locations around the city. The tumultuous past transcends into the present as we travel through the ancient city.

The stories you’ll hear come from years of research, personal accounts and hauntingly real-life experiences.

See Scary Sights like Huguenot Cemetery
On the Ghosts & Gravestones tour you will pass by some of the scariest and most sacred sites including the Huguenot Cemetery, the final resting place of the victims of yellow fever… or was it final? Some visitors to the burial grounds have reported seeing eerie apparitions and translucent orbs floating about.

If you keep a watchful eye while passing the City Gates, you might catch a glimpse of Elizabeth, a child victim of the yellow fever, waving to passerbys.

You will also pass the Tolomoto Cemetery. Who’s playing games in the cemetery when the sun goes down? Is it the spirit of five-year-old James jumping from branch to branch in the trees or is it the Ghost Bride, still waiting for her walk down the aisle?

Hear About the Old Drug Store and Enter Potter's Wax Museum
Built on the edge of the Tolomato Cemetery sits one of St. Augustine’s most recognizable buildings, the Old Drug Store. Unexplained noises, cold spots and shadows reportedly moving on their own make up only a few of the hundreds of documented supernatural occurrences. Learn the secrets to these hauntings that have plagued the Old Drug Store from the time it first opened in 1887. Afterwards get an exclusive nighttime experience inside Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors for a unique retelling of the famed pirate Andrew Ranson’s gruesome execution.

Visit the Old Jail, One of the City's Most Haunted Places
You will end your journey with a visit to the Old Jail, one of the city’s most haunted locations. Listed on the Florida and National registry of Haunted Places, the Old Jail has been site of countless supernatural occurrences. Many criminals have met their maker here. A shiv in the back or a hangman’s noose ended numerous lives. Be on the lookout for former prisoner Charlie Powell, as he is just as mischievous dead as he was alive. Visitors to the Old Jail have experienced cold spots, strange odors, loud banging noises, orbs of light and even apparitions.

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT….GHOSTS AND GRAVESTONES AWAITS…WHEN THE CONDUCTOR HOWLS “ALL ABOARD” – WILL YOU BE THERE?

Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the brief walking portion.

Length of tour: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

This tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age and is not recommended for children under the age of 4.

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jonathancN4337GM
"Ghost and Gravestones Tour of St. Augustine"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2019 NEW
Wow..!! It was an Awful experience at the Ghost and Gravestones Tour of St. Augustine!!! The jail and wax museum we’re both just ok... but entire tour was awful. Other people on the trolley bus were also commenting to each other about How it was a waste of money... we paid 35 each.. money could have been better spent elsewhere. We would not recommend unless they really overhaul the experience... my wife said... “oh my god... if was terribly bad” 🤢🤮😕
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Joburn219
"Great tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
We needed to pick a non-walking tour because my daughter is on crutches. I'm so glad we choose this company. Our tour guide Sword was fantastic. Great time for all!
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Dorsey237
"What do you see?"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
I’m convinced and super freaked out. Who is she? I wish I knew the history. Great tour and entertaining till the very end.
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ScubaBabe16
"Such a fun night with family and friends!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2019 NEW
Recently went on this tour with my two teenage kids and some friends from my work. We had such an awesome time, definitely fun for most ages I would say. Our guide Marilyn was the best, she was truly living her character and made it all so real. I got goose bumps more than a couple times. Plus even as a local, I learned some history from our little town I hadn’t heard before. Along the tour you encounter other “actors” and they were all so great, really playing their roles perfectly. Really wish I knew their names, even our bus drivers were gems. I’d honestly go on this tour again, wonder if I can request to have Marilyn as my guide if I go back!?!?
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DeannaFrampton
"The old jail"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2019 NEW
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The old jail was my favorite part of the tour. I can’t wait to come back and do it again. I enjoyed it so much I went back the next day to see the old jail in the daylight and caught this picture.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghost & Gravestones of St. Augustine

Where is it located?
Ghosts and Gravestones Fright-seeing Tour boards at the Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
This tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Due to the loud noises on our ghost tour, children under the age of 4 are not allowed onboard.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera? 
Absolutely! Be sure to ask your driver for tips to increase your chances of photographing the supernatural.

How long is the tour?
The tour is 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

What is the average size of a tour?
Our trolleys accommodate 30 people per ghost tour.

What happens if it rains? 
We make every attempt to conduct the tours. If weather conditions become severe, the ghost tour may be cancelled. Cancelled tours may be rescheduled or refunded.

How much walking is there? 
There is considerable walking required to and from the trolley and the Old Jail. Inside, you will encounter dark and cramped spaces, stairs and narrow hallways.

Is the tour suitable for children?
This haunted tour is rated PG-13 and is not intended for young children. It is not a haunted house; but it is a historical tour turned completely on its head. We use haunted house style moments, historical facts, and creative storytelling to thrill, entertain, and scare our guests.

Do you tell true stories or do you make them up?
The stories are based on local legend and lore and have been historically researched. The stories weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites.

Are we going to see a ghost? 
Many of our guests have reported unusual sightings on the ghost tour. Remember to bring your camera… you never know what might appear.