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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... more » 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. « less
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San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

William Mayhem, pirate and tour guide par excellence, makes a visit to this richly-endowed museum a first-rate experience. Quirky as Blackbeard (well, almost) and ironic as Black Bellamy, he makes you want to ship out with him.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum because we had some extra time, not knowing what to expect. It was truly an interesting experience. The museum houses the largest private collection of pirate memorabilia in the world. The history holds your attention, and we were fortunate by chance to benefit from an hour long tour by “Captain William Mayhem”, a long time... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum was cool, but there were so many kids and parents and strollers in the gift shop trying to get in or out, that it was hard to enjoy. The scavenger hunt idea was awesome, but the prize was a little lame for my 9 year old son.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The shop was so small, crowded and filled with foreign-made souvenirs that we were too disappointed to even do the tour.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great for younger children, but not for adults without kids. A little lame for adults, not to be confused with Mel Fischer Museum in Key West.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

my wife and I took our seven year old son there and he loved the fact that it is interactive. My wife and I loved it cuz it was air-conditioned and kept him occupied for over an hour!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited this museum and we had a decent time. There is not a lot of area to work with, but there are some very interesting artifacts (documents, treasure, etc.). I formed the impression that the museum was primarily focused on kids as opposed to pirate buffs/historians. We came and we saw, but once will be enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did the Pirate Ghost tour downtown Captain Jack Sparrow. He did a great job despite the traffic and other tourist. He was very funny and very engaging! We all enjoyed learning about the history of the town and the legends of many ghosts! A real must of you have pirate lovers!!

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Ironton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stayed in St Augustine a little later than planned just to see it. Grandson loved it. Excellent displays, great actors to help show you around. Was worth the time we spent there.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Being a Florida native, I found this museum fun and interesting! My kids are 8 and 10, and they had a blast. There were plenty of interactive exhibits, as well as educational ones. A must-see for visitors to the area.

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