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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

12 S Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
877.467.5863
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The entire museum is amazing, has amazing artifacts and information, we loved every minute of it. The guided tour.by.Capt Mayhem was the best ever.he is great, knowledgeable, fun, funny, interesting and the perfect pirate to give the tour. We loved it and will be back for sure. And if your a good wench you can give the pirate a hug... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

You can make believe with the two cannons. Sounds great. Have fun.. Do it, you will enjoy the museum.

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Came up for the Pirate Gathering and made it a point to go to the museum. What a fantastic place! The artifacts that are in there are fantastic and the tour given by Capt. Mayhem was great! His ability to relate to the children as well as the adults is second to none! The only thing that I was sad... More

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Naples, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

After seeing the entrance to the museum was through the typical gift shop/toy store, I didn't expect to find actual historical pieces at the entrance to the museum itself. That was the highlight. If you have young children with you, you may have a difficult time stopping to learn about these pieces. However, we didn't have exceptionally young children with... More

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Cindy S, General Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Pirate & Treasure Museum. We do have a large collection of authentic artifacts, over 800! It can take some time to look and see at all the rare items, and sometimes the level of visitation is higher than others. We stay open until 7 pm, and advise our guests to come back... More

Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum was a great way to learn about the real history of pirates, as opposed to the myths people have come to know. Pirating was not all that romantic, and pirates would rather conserve their efforts and materials, as opposed to pillaging, etc., and did not really bury much treasure. There are some interactive displays, a real jolly roger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Captain Mayhem's presentation in period clothing was educational as well as entertaining. As a St. Augustine resident, I am thrilled that the Museum is an authentic museum, not a cheesy tourist trap. Well done and worth the price of admission.

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

2nd visit to the Pirate Museum and once again we had a really good time. This time I had my 5 yr old with me and he really enjoyed firing the cannons and looking at all the pirate treasure and weapons they had back in those days. Good family fun!

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

worth your time to visit, very informative and has some really cool artifacts. Especially if you have younger kids, so they can learn that Jack Sparrow isn't really how pirates lived

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed the museum after it first opened, however went back with friends during the Pirate Gathering weekend with a guided tour by Captain Mayhem. What a treat, as he brings to life the rich pirate history as well as how it relates to St. Augustine. He brought to life this time period and made the trip even more enjoyable... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've been here multiple times, and always see something different. Most of the features are interactive, so it's worth taking your time in here. Great movie memorabilia.

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