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.

Description

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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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Kamanda630
"Great Tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
Ralph and Colin were great tour guides! I love ghost stories and the fact they are real is even better. Totally worth the money and the time! I recommend.
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Freedom11371
"Stories "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
Good storytelling but the tour was just average. I wouldn’t do it again. The tour guides did a good job with the stories but not really much to see for the price
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Dani_ca1975
"Fun tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2020 NEW
Went on the tour Wednesday night with some friends. Bishop was a great guide. He really made the stories come to life. The castle tour was definitely the best part of the tour. Getting to explore ripleys at night was both cool and creepy at the same time. Me and my friends had a lot of fun but we unfortunately got stuck near some people who talked and complained through it all. I think the group you have can definitely make or break the tour. Our guide in the muesum definitely did her best to ignore these people and give us the best tour possible. We will definitely be doing this tour again the next time we are in town!
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Floridaproud863
"Poorly executed"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020 NEW
My Family spent New Year's in St. Augustine. We went to Ripley's several times. The museum was great and entertaining as always. We went on the City of Lights trolley ride. It was good, but rushed. It could have been longer. The Ghost tour was very, very unorganized. It started with the tour guide talking to us with no pa or amplifier. It was almost impossible to hear him. The speakers on our rear car had a short in the wires, cutting on and off intermittently. The stop at the fort was a disaster. Our group was left to find our way. The stop at the museum was the same. The guide was rushed and did wait for the group. I would advise yes to the museum. Big fat no to the false advertised Ghost tour unless for free. As the brochure stated, decide for yourself. BT Barnum stated "a sucker is born every minute".
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X3915DVjanetc
"Not worth the money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020 NEW
We arrived 30 mins before boarding the guide showed up around 8:05 with the first of many ghost stories. We went to a building built by Ripley with some fake photos and allowed 5 mins to explore. The guide said we would be going to this building, the cemetery and back to Ripley’s castle. After leaving the first building we were told we would be going to the fort which my husband and I had already visited that morning and our tour guide led us out for another story which we were not allowed to go exploring just listen to the stories which was rushed and led through mud. Then we make it back to the Ripley’s castle where our guide there put on the big dramatics as she led us through the closed museum which at no point were we allowed to explore alone. This was a waste of money and there are so many better ghost tours in st Augustine to go through. Will never be back to Ripley’s what a complete rip off. Not to mention we had a wheelchair rider with us and she couldn’t go to the fort not because of accessibility but the way our tour guide rushed us to each point.
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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!