St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum in St. Augustine, FL

12 S. Castillo Dr.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Located just off A1A, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum offers a diverse collection of more than 800 quality artifacts from the era of piracy. Guests can enjoy audio-animatronics and interactive technology while exploring the places and experiences lived on Captain Kidd’s last voyage. The museum also features a Treasure Shoppe, which sells books, jewelry, pirate-themed décor, and more.


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The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is a unique collection of authentic pirate artifacts coupled with elements of interactive technology that reveal a scintillating historic adventure through the Golden Age of Piracy and the lives of the era's most infamous pirates.

With the "please touch" and audio-animatronics of a theme park coupled with the provenance of a museum, guests undertake an awesome pirate journey both above and below deck filled with compelling lore, surprising facts and an abundance of sensory perceptions.

Among more than 800 museum-quality artifacts, threaded through the storyline is the original journal of Captain Kidd's last voyage, the only authentic pirate treasure chest in the world that originally belonged to Captain Thomas Tew and the oldest pirate Wanted Poster for the capture of Captain Henry Every.

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"Fun time on a rainy beach day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2020 NEW
Educational but the kids don't know it! Well known treasure hunters put their collective pirate knowledge and trinkets on display in this privately run business. Follow the signs and the kids had a blast. Enjoyed it. About a 45 min experience and you enter/exit in the gift shop, of course.
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Lake Stevens, Washington
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 26, 2020 NEW
We were two adults acting like a couple of kids in this fun museum! Lots of interesting historical information as well as the “treasure hunt” for a bit of pirate booty at the end! Very well done and great for all ages. The gift shop is excellent as well!
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Kris B
Kure Beach, North Carolina
"Great little museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2020
If you like history and have any interest in pirates this is the place for you. The museum is small, but very well laid out. The information is extensive and worth taking the time to read all the placards. There are interactive bits that are very well done. There are many real artifacts to marvel at, especially the only known true pirate treasure chest. There is a “treasure hunt” designed for the kids that even us adults enjoyed. We had no children with us and we all still thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Highly recommend.
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Orlando, Florida
"Completely Surprised"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2020
I took a weekend trip out just to get away since I haven’t been able to travel far and decided to see the places I always walked by. I always thought the Pirate & Treasure Museum would be corny and a tourist trap. I was very wrong. It is a quality, professional museum with an exceptional collection of artifacts designed and layed out in atmospheric displays. Each room has a theme or storyline that relates to piracy and the whole experience is very educational. I was extremely impressed by the museum and will be taking others on a future trip. The staff was also very polite and friendly. A great experience for anyone interested in piracy, maritime history or the history of the area.
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Seattle, Washington
"Super interesting!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2020
The Pirate museum was a lot of fun! A ton of interesting artifacts and information. The museum was a lot bigger thatn I expected and extremely well put together. Also a fun gift shop with a lot of Pirate loot!
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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is located at 12 S. Castillo Dr.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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