Located at the Ripley Ghost Parlor, adjacent to the castle entrance, the Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure offers an 80-minute tour, complete with a fully interactive nighttime investigation of two properties with haunted histories. Tours include the use of EMF meters and laser grids as professional tours retell the spooky stories of the ghosts that haunt the area after dark.
Where do the tours depart for the Ghost Train Adventure?
Tours begin at 8pm, please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to exchange your voucher. The Ripley’s Ghost Parlor is adjacent to castle entrance.
Where can I park?
FREE Parking is available.
How long is the Ghost Train Adventure?
This is a 90 minute tour.
Where are the Ghost Train stop points?
You’ll visit a real 16th century Timucuan Indian Burial ground, now known as the Fountain of Youth, AND the old Fairbanks Plantation, future site of the St. Augustine Haunted History Museum.
How many people experience paranormal stuff?
Count the legs of all the people around you and divide by two. That’s how many different opinions you’re bound to receive concerning what is paranormal or what is an experience. Here’s a simple way to narrow it down: Humans have five senses. But many people believe that certain energies are all around us, all the time, existing in a realm which is undetectable by these senses.
Are these meters real?
EMF meters are used by carpenters and electricians to find Electro-Magnetic Fields, hence the name. Live wire might be a great song by AC/DC, but it’s a real bad thing to drill into. Any steady flow of electrical current will be detected and shown as a steady level of light on your meter, but a quick burst of energy will trigger a quick burst of light. Many paranormal investigators believe such a burst is energy given off by a spirit. Our K-II meters are the same ones often used by the T.A.P.S. crew on TV’s “Ghost Hunters”. We like ‘em ‘cause they light up real nice in the dark.
Should I use the flash on my camera?
Yes. Flash will not affect the appearance of energy orbs or ribbons.
What is the times for the Red Train Tour?
If you buy the combo ticket, our Red Trains are on the road at 8:30 a.m. and run continuous loops along our 24 stops until about 5 p.m. Please plan to start your tour by 4:30 pm to be sure you get back to your starting point.
Are there any restrictions? What about wheelchairs?
Our Red Trains require our guests to take one step approximately 13” off the ground. Fold-up wheelchairs and collapsible walking aids may be taken on the train, but guests must board under their own power.
What happens if it rains?
During inclement weather, our Red Train conductors will provide free ponchos for our guests. Our Red Trains will be pulled off the roads and will be directed to the safest location should extreme and dangerous weather conditions arise.
What if I’m only riding for one day?
All of our tickets for the Red Train are valid for 3 consecutive days from date of purchase.
When does the Ripley’s Haunted Castle Tour begin?
Typically it starts at 8pm, we suggest arriving 10-20 minutes prior.
Is the Haunted Castle good for children?
This tour may not be appropriate for children under 8 years old.
Is the Haunted Castle a walking tour?
Yes, you will walk through the castle. We suggest taking pictures and using the EMF meters to detect paranormal activity!