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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
Ranked #13 of 136 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 8, 2014

So come on down to St. Augustine to the best Pirate Museum on the East Coast. This moved here a few years ago from Key West. The museum is full of interesting exhibits, history and artifacts. There is a game that the kiddies can play where they have a treasure map and have to find interesting facts through out the museum. There is a lot of hands on interactive exhibits also with loads of pirate history to learn. Fire a Cannon is fun! The guided tour is very informative and the guides are dressed in pirate garb to match the setting.

We really like the Disney created virtual room where you put on a pair of headphones. It's really neat and dark.

The Museum is kind of small, but there is a ton of stuff to see and do.

1  Thank PatrickC760
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Mike C, Owner at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2014

Argh, we love it too! Thanks for coming in, Patrick. Introduce yourself the next time you're in St. Augustine. Happy holidays.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014

The kids will definitely love this one. Well kids of all ages actually. Alot of interesting facts as well as artifacts and relics on display. It is well worth the time to go through this museum. If you rush you will definitely miss something.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

They had a lot of facts and literature posted all over to read and learn about the history of the collected artifacts. My only complaint is that it is all reading. This was the quietest museum I had ever visited because everyone was too busy reading. It was nice to visit once but I wont go again.

Thank Ashley N
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StAugPirates, General Manager at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts about your visit. With over 800 authentic artifacts, there are text labels with dates and descriptions for each one, which is important in a museum. We do have many other interactive activities aside from the collection, including videos, an interactive world map, the amazing 3-D audio show of Blackbeard's Last Battle, created by Disney Imagineers, the real cannons that can be fired, and ambient sounds in each of the galleries all of this and more, depicting what you might hear if you were actually present during the Golden Age of Piracy. It's actually quite a loud experience to walk through!

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are interested in pirates, this is a great little museum to visit. Lots of info and displays on pirates throughout history. Lots of interactive displays. It seemed to be really popular for children when we were there.

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Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum with our two young kids (ages 2 and 4). It was a pretty small museum, but had a lot of interesting things to see. The frequently fired cannon sound was a little scary for our two-year-old. When we entered the museum we were given a "map" with a dozen or so "hidden" items to find throughout the museum. This "treasure hunt" proved to be the most entertaining part of the visit for our four-year-old. I think our kids may have been just a little young to really appreciate this museum. I would have liked to see more age-appropriate hands-on, interactive displays that might have engaged our young children a little better.

Thank m s
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