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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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I am an attraction lover and a Pirate at heart. Getting to see the amazing pieces that are on display in this museum was more than a treat. The way that they have it laid out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I am an attraction lover and a Pirate at heart. Getting to see the amazing pieces that are on display in this museum was more than a treat. The way that they have it laid out keeps kids entertained with their interactive treasure hunt while teaching them at the same time. I love the animatronics and the entire experience. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Although the museum is not very large, they do pack a lot of cool knowledge into it. It's a bonus that there is a lot of interactive items for kids to touch, experience. I would highly recommend this place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you like pirates, history or pirate movies this is a nice place to visit. Interactive areas, relics and replicas make this a must see on any trip

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

Thank you so much for your review. Being a museum that balances education with fun is our goal - and we're glad you found it to be so. Thanks for visiting! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We took the grandkids, ages 7 and 9 and interested in pirate stuff, and they had a good time. There is a scavenger hunt, of sorts, and they had fun doing that.

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

Thank you for coming to see us and for bringing the grandkids! We're glad to hear that they enjoyed their time here and that you found us interesting as well. Thanks again for visiting! More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was great for both our 12 yr old and 18 yr old travelers. You have to search for treasure as you tour the museum. Definitely a fun stop.

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

Fun for all is what we strive for here at the museum. We're happy that your crew had a good time hunting for the hidden artifacts among the 800+ on display. Thanks for coming to see us! More 

Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The pirate William Mayhem made the Pirate Museum come alive. He told tales that entertained us all ages 7 through (we won't tell). I highly recommend this venue. Such fun!

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

Captain Mayhem, at 349 years, is a lot older than the majority of our visitors - but he still tells grand and entertaining tales of Pirate history. We're so glad that you were able to experience and enjoy them! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a delight I found in this comprehensive collection of 800 artifacts and two dozen interactive displays. The layout is obviously geared for the younger set: One room is designed to look like a pirate ship. The historical exhibits, however, stimulated this old geezer. Many of the displays are reproductions that incorporate authentic artifacts. I highly recommend this educational museum... More 

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

Our goal is to be fun and informative, and we're glad that you found us to be just that. We're proud of the research that has gone into presenting our historic artifacts - our founder, Pat Croce, has spent over 30 years studying and collecting piratical treasures - it's a joy to know that it's appreciated by kids and "geezers"... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went to the museum during July 4th weekend with my family, which included visiting nephews. It was a great time. Very informative and the kids loved to find the "answers" to the puzzles within the museum. It was educational for us adults as well.

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

You visited on a very busy weekend for us - and I'm glad to hear that your family enjoyed the museum. It's great to know that the adults AND children found enjoyment in our exhibits - that's our goal! Thanks for spending time with us! More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Museums can be any size. It's what's in them that counts. This museum has truly genuine treasures and is in my opinion,well worth the price of admission. I love all things pirate,and I learned quite a bit about their personalities, their lives aboard ship and got a look at heart stopping treasures. I had a thoroughly entertaining visit playing with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and suggestions. It means a lot to us that we can entertain and inform pirate enthusiasts such as yourself and kids of all ages! Captain Mayhem and the rest of our pirate crew will be pleased with your assessment that "Pirates Rock!" We think so too! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our tour guide was amazing. His name is Captain Mayhem. He was wonderful. He taught the kids many facts about pirates and made it fun as well. Thank you

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! Captain Mayhem is indeed a great source of information and fun for kids of all ages - we're happy to have him and visitors like you as part of our piratical experience! More 

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