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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

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Address: 12 S Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 877.467.5863
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Description: Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at Pat Croce's St. Augustine Pirate...
Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at Pat Croce's St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum with the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts; fun, interactive exhibits, including the award-winning Book of Pirates and the spine-tingling Disney Imagineer-designed Below Deck sound experience of Blackbeard’s last battle; the world’s only pirate treasure chest; one of only two existing 17th century Jolly Rogers; and rarely-seen shipwreck treasures from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.
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The artifacts are great. I learned so much about Sir Frances Drake, Blackbeard, etc that I didn't learn in school. To really see the real items that have been uncovered is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The artifacts are great. I learned so much about Sir Frances Drake, Blackbeard, etc that I didn't learn in school. To really see the real items that have been uncovered is wonderful. I love to read but I am very visual on learning and retaining information. You have to go there!!!!

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

Authenticity is key to our passion behind the exhibits at our museum - and I'm glad to hear that you found us educational as well as entertaining. that's exactly our goal. Drake and Blackbeard are two of our favorites. As you know, Drake spent time here in St. Augustine - albeit with a lot of burning and destruction - but... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome museum. Took my nine year old son and my 55 year old dad. They both loved it. Beautifully designed. So much cool stuff. Definitely a must see for any pirate lover. My son had more fun here than Disney. Will be back.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

We're thankful for such praise! it's always great to re-affirm that we're a museum for all ages and generations, and I'm so glad to hear that your entire crew had a good time. Thanks again for coming to see us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We loved our second visit to the pirate museum. We took our family from South Africa to see the tour with Captain Mahem. He made the experience awesome.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to see us again! I'm glad that you brought in new visitors and had a great time with Captain Mayhem. He's an enjoyable member of our crew - and it's great to hear that he entertained yours. Thanks again for visiting! More 

Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My 2 and 3 year old enjoy it. They are to little so it was difficult to follow the tour. I hear it all but my husband couldnt following the 2 year old around ;0)

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that your children enjoyed the museum - and hope that you found a bit of entertainment for yourself as well. Our pirate guides love to interact with guests during their guided tours - and I hope that you'll get a chance to come back to join us on another someday! More 

Gville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our 4 year old is very interested in all things pirates. While he barely gave us time to read about some of the detailed items they have on display we enjoyed what we could. He excitedly ran from one thing to the next to explore and liked the treasure hunt they sent you on to find drawers with a skull... More 

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that your 4-year old enjoyed the museum - there's certainly a ton of exhibits to grab a child's imagination - and I hope that you had a fun time as well! Thanks for participating in the treasure hunt, a lot of our guests find that's what sets them to learning some of the true history of... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We did the guided tour and Capt Mayhem gave a great tour covering the history as well as some of the items in the museum. Learned more than we expected. The tour was longer than we expected...but time also flew by. Great job and great items to look at.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear that you got to experience the guided tour with Captain Mayhem - he's quite knowledgeable about piratical history, and a great story teller to boot! We offer our pirate guided tours every Saturday as a different way to explore and learn about the museum. Thanks for taking part! More 

PALM COAST
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very educational and fun for kids and adults. We took our grandson age 12 and he enjoyed. We were surprised how much learned. Very well done and worth the time while on vacation.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us! We pride ourselves on blending fun with fact to make our museum an enjoyable and educational experience. We're glad that your crew found this to be the case! Please extend our thanks to your grandson, we hope that you'll all come see us again! More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The museum has several interactive presentations and many artifacts from the pirate era. They do a good job of explaining the life of a pirate and the various one's that inhabited the area.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

We're glad that you came to see us! Truly, St. Augustine wouldn't be the town it is today if not for the plundering done by Francis Drake and Robert Searles. We enjoy telling their tales, and those of many other Pirates within our walls. Thank you for absorbing our piratical history - we're pleased that you enjoyed the museum! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

So fun! We had a blast at the pirate museum! There were tons of artifacts and even an interactive treasure hunt.

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to see us and for your kind words! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your treasure hunt through the museum - and we hope that you'll come back and see us again when you're next in the Nation's Oldest City! More 

Benton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While pirates and treasure may sound like a draw for kids, think twice before taking your little kids. It is a museum. There's not much interesting activity for kids and it's not a very big place for kids to run around. There's a lot of amazing artifacts and history and tales to go along with them...so there's a lot to... More 

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ZLively, Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip to the museum! We are always enthused to hear from visitors that took their time to really explore the museum to see everything we have to offer. Kids of all ages are welcome in the museum - and many enjoy the interactive touchscreen exhibits - but it is true that we don't... More 

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