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Explore the Spooky History of St. Augustine

With a city as old as St. Augustine it’s no wonder that it’s gained a reputation as one of the most haunted cities in America.

Over the course of its four hundred and fifty-year history, the city has had a history of piracy, war, and tragedy. Although many cities tend to lose their local history and unique tales with the passage of time, many dedicated historians and city guides have kept these stories alive for the numerous different visitors who come to St. Augustine every year.

One of the biggest draws to St. Augustine besides its picturesque beaches, wonderful restaurants, and local shops is its haunted reputation and there are numerous tours available if you’re looking to learn about the city’s unique past and don’t mind getting a little scared along the way. A perfect time to take one of these tours is when attending a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course in Palm Coast, Florida which is only 40 minutes from St. Augustine.

 Secrets of St. Augustine Ghost Tour

One of the highest-rated tours is the Secrets of St. Augustine Ghost Tour led by local guide Dion Moore. On this walking tour, he will tell you all about the city’s history, share ghost stories and tall tales, and pass by the most haunted locations in the area. On this tour, you will make stops at the city gates, the public burial grounds, 'Tolomato Cemetery, the old funeral parlor, and the old burial ground at St. George Inn. Come find out why this is the highest-rated walking tour in St. Augustine and who knows maybe you’ll have a paranormal experience of your very own!

Ghost and Graveyards Haunted Trolley Tour

Another unique and acclaimed tour is the Ghost and Graveyards Haunted Trolley Tour. On this spooky tour, you’ll climb aboard a trolley where a local guide will entertain you with ghost stories and the local history of the area. On this tour, you’ll pass by some of the most haunted sites in the city and make sure to bring your camera as numerous guests have been able to capture floating orbs and other paranormal activity on film. Perhaps the best part of this tour is the stops it makes at the delightfully creepy Potter’s Wax Museum and the Old Jail which is widely regarded as the most haunted spot in the city.

Haunted Stroll through St. Augustine

Another popular walking tour is the Haunted Stroll through St. Augustine which features more stops than any other available tour in the city. On this tour, a local guide will tell you all about the local history, urban legends, and frightening tales that are sure to run a shiver up your spine. You’ll make stops by local cemeteries, the city gates, and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. This tour also boasts that it is the only local tour available that gives them access to the old Spanish fort after hours so don’t miss your chance to explore this unique opportunity.

If you’re looking for more historical accuracy and fewer scares on your trip than be sure to take the Afterlife Tour. Also led by a local guide this tour will take you past the city’s most paranormal hotspots including Castillo de San Marcos, Tolomato Cemetery, Huguenot Cemetery, and Casa de Suenos a former funeral home turned bed and breakfast. This tour has been fully researched and curated by the local historical society to give you only the most accurate history of the local area but you are still sure to get plenty of thrills and chills along the way.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a believer in the paranormal or just want a unique tour to take with your family while on vacation there is plenty of fun to be had on any of the numerous local ghost tours. If you’re looking for that unique memory or just want to spice up your trip with a step on the spooky side then don’t miss your chance to explore history like never before and book a tour now and who knows maybe you’ll bring home a paranormal experience of your very own.

Adventure in Paradise Tour

You don’t have to be a shell connoisseur to enjoy all that these islands have to offer. There are many different local tours available for everyone to enjoy. One of the most popular tours available in the Adventure in Paradise Tour. During this amazing experience, you’ll take a boat ride to a secluded island where you’ll get the chance to look for seashells, relax in the sun, or snorkel and swim in the waves.

This tour is led by an experienced captain and naturalist who will tell you all about the local wildlife and you may even get the chance to see manatees, dolphins, or sea turtles on your way. Another popular tour available is Sand Dollar Shelling, which provides a gentle cruise Marco Island. You’ll learn all about the local history and wildlife on your way to this unique adventure. Captiva Cruises is another amazing tour which has been family-run for over thirty years.

You’ll embark from Captiva Island for a full or half-day tour and travel to the nearby Caya Costa State Park, an island only accessible by boat. On these secluded beaches, you’ll find the perfect place to swim, fish, look for shells, take photos, or just enjoy a well-earned nap in the sunshine. You’ll not only complete your CME requirements in a unique and fun way but you’ll also bring back vacation memories that will last a lifetime, who knows you may also bring back a beautiful local shell you found along the way.

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