Pirates were generally on their best behavior for fear of being sent to Davy Jones' locker, which was always broken, smelled like gym socks, and was right next to the principal's office. Lock away moments of yore with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum in historic downtown St. Augustine (up to a $23.98 value).
This shrine to pillaging and plundering greets guests with interactive displays of more than 800 items, including rare and authentic pirate artifacts dating back more than 300 years. Visitors can stop in and see artifacts such as Captain Thomas Tew's 17th-century treasure chest, which the museum boasts is the only authentic pirate treasure chest in the world, or view one of the only two authentic Jolly Roger flags left in existence. Aspiring buccaneers can view the journal of Captain Kidd's final voyage aboard the HMS Advice, a diary kept by Lieutenant Thomas Longish documenting the ship's log and the precise number of extraterrestrials spotted at sea. Pat Croce, a physical therapist, entrepreneur, and former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, opened the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum to share his passion for pirates with the public. This buccaneer's trove of treasures stands within easy walking distance to the historic homes and shopping along St. George Street.
- The museum holds multiple rooms filled to the ceiling with original pirate artifacts, interactive movies and sounds, treasure hunts and games. – Justine Griffin, Go386
- First class effort to provide an educational and entertaining story about pirates with lots of treasure items on display. Developers contracted with Disney Animation for a number of the exhibits so you know the quality is there. Nice traffic flow through the museum and never felt crowded. – dlwinger, TripAdvisor
12 S Castillo Dr.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084Get Directions