It was a brisk evening in St. Augustine during early March when my husband and I joined a group of approximately 8 other people for the History, Mayhem and Murder Tour. Jillian was our guide and I found her down to earth, friendly and generally caring to the members of the group. She answered questions easily along the tour as well.
I investigated the numerous tours and tour companies in St. Augustine, which is a thriving business enterprise as St. Auggie is often ranked among America's most Haunted Cities and has a long and colorful history spanning approximately 450 years! I chose this particular tour because I wanted a FACTUAL history tour, rather than some of the "Spook" Tours offered around tour that take minimal history or legends and turn them into Grandiose Tales stretched far from the original source material. This tour was rated as digging up the historical and factual gems around town.
I enjoyed the tour all and all and would give it a 3-4 out of 5. Jillian was very nice and easy to chat with and I don't want to leave her a poor review because she was sooo sweet. However, I don't know if the guide's write their own tours (As most f the New Orleans tour guides Do...) or if the Tour Company provides a basic script, but I felt the "stories of murder and mayhem" were a little light and very short. also we passed many historical markers and sights along our walking tour that Jillian never even acknowledged. I know they may not have all played into the tour's theme and we had to keep on a schedule, but there was plenty of "quiet time during the walking tour when brief facts could have been mentioned, such as when we passed the Oldest Schoolhouse, etc. I just didn't feel this tour had enough Meat, so to say, otherwise it was very enjoyable. To someone who is only looking for a brief introduction to St. Augustine, rather than an OCD Historian such as myself, You will likely enjoy this much more than the campy, kooky, ghost tours.
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