Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure in St. Augustine, FL

Ripley's St. Augustine19 San Marco Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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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.

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Face your fears and join us for the most interactive paranormal experience in St. Augustine – Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure.

Ride the famous "Ghost Train" and hear the chilling legends and haunted tales.

Travel the ancient byways amongst hallowed and haunted sites.
Investigate unexplained phenomena, residual energies, orbs, and other ghostly manifestations.

Experience the Paranormal!

Each paid admission will have the use of an EMF Ghost Meter and Laser grid to help you investigate the city's most haunted sites.

The adventure begins at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, previously known as Castle Warden and scene to unsolved murders and unexplained paranormal phenomena.

NOTE: In order to board the Ghost Train you must present your voucher and Photo ID at the Ripley’s Ghost Parlor at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. The first train leaves from Ripley's Museum at 8pm. Be sure to bring along a digital camera and any other recording gear you wish.

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Chris Allen
1 Review
"Ghost train"
May 2019
Good people and guides did a great job
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Tip: About a. 2 hour trip with lots of information

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Amie A.
1 Review
"Sucked"
December 2016
Be prepared to walk up 3 flights of stairs. There was an elevator but since someone has to operate it you end up missing most of the story they tell you about a murder. Our guide was great but the tour sucked.
They say it's 80 minutes long. You spend 40 minutes never leaving Ripleys and then the train makes two stops.
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Alisande M.
Kissimmee, FL
1 Review
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"Awesome Time"
July 2015
I was a recent visitor and had a terrific experience on this tour with my husband and 7 yr. old daughter. Alex and Lee were fantastic guides with a wealth of information on the city's history and local lore. While doing our paranormal investigation in St. Francis Park we experienced a few unexplained phenomena. I managed to show Alex a few quick pics while there but it was not until we got home and really looked at what we took did we see the REAL surprise. I have attached our photos below.

Thanks again for a memorable experience! We all had a blast!

AM
Kissimmee,FL
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Tip: You may want to bring a light jacket as it does get a little chilly during the night tour

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Its_cristaaal
"Ripley's believe or not"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
Colin was funny and explained everything well. Made it entertaining and fun to experience! He was very well informed and knew exactly what he was talking about!!
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568kristineb
Orlando, Florida
"What a fun night!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2019 NEW
My mom and I had such a good time with Mama Ladona and her daughter (can’t remember her name, but she was our tour guide for the last part of the tour, inside the museum). Mama Ladona has a fantastic speaking voice that is engaging and loud enough to hear over the noise of the other people on the tour. The first two stops were interesting (especially the Natural History Museum) but the icing on the cake for us was being inside Ripley’s at night in (almost) the dark. Our group shrunk down considerably at this point because a party of 8 and a party of 4 left early. Word of warning to parents: there are no ghosts on this tour that will jump out and scare your children. The meter and laser that you get to use does not guarantee that a spirit will interact with your children. Lastly, many of the stories that are told are spooky (especially since they’re true!) so don’t book this with unrealistic expectations. Frankly we were happy once the other parties left because that left us with a smaller (and childless) group. We definitely had some activity in Ripley’s and I might have caught an orb or something in one of my pictures. I highly recommend this tour if you’re looking for a fun night of stories and a chance to use some ghost hunting equipment, as well as the chance to visit Ripley’s at night!
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kellyd4321
"Creepy photo "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2019 NEW
During the awesome ghost tour at ripleys I randomly took guest shots of the screen and this creepy image was looking back when I went through them this was not on the screen at all his clearly is something
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elegantlimousines
Daytona Beach, Florida
"Awesome tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2019 NEW
Bishop Keith was an Outstanding tour guide. Very much informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this tour with our family. The driver was great but silent :)... The tour lady in the castle was also outstanding. I Highly recommend.
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Kaitlynn324
Fort Myers, Florida
"Ghost Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019 NEW
Nicodemus and Colin were both extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tour wasn’t “scary” , but it was very informative and a fun experience. My boyfriend and I are in our mid 20s, but would recommend this tour for individuals of all ages :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure

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!