The Best Spooktacular Activities in St. Augustine

It's October, the month of ghost stories, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, and trick-or-treating! Halloween may only be one day, but there are fun, spooky things to do all month long, including ghostly tours through the city, investigating haunted sites, and trekking through chilling museums. So, if you're ready to feel the fright, check out some of the best spooktacular activities St. Augustine has to offer!

A Ghostly Experience

If you're looking for some stories that will chill you to the bone, check out A Ghostly Experience, a tour of St. Augustine's haunted back alleyways. Hear ghostly tales of the darker side of St. Augustine's past as a professional tour guide leads you on a spooky adventure with only the light of a lantern.

Stay alert for any evidence of the paranormal, such as ghostly shadows, fog, and swooping lights. All of these things have been witnessed at the haunted sites you'll visit for this tour. The ghost stories are authentic, historically accurate, and best of all, they're sure to send chills down your spine!

Each tour lasts 75 minutes and begins at 8 PM, starting from the Tour St. Augustine office. So, if you're ready to hear some haunting tales, make a reservation today!

Ghost Augustine

Are you ready to explore some of the creepiest sites in St. Augustine and delve into the darkest parts of the city's history? Check out Ghost Augustine tours! They offer Ghost Tours, Haunted Pub Crawls, and Paranormal Investigations that are family-friendly and small-group oriented. Not only will you get to enjoy an authentic ghostly experience, but you'll also be avoiding the large ghost tour crowds.

You'll even get to use one of the best paranormal instruments on your tour – a K2 meter. So, keep your eyes peeled for anything unusual! Tours depart nightly, and reservations are recommended. For everyone's safety, tours are offered for very small groups, and everything is sanitized between tours. They also have some tours that are exclusively outdoors.

The Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour at St. Augustine Lighthouse

Whether you've been to the St. Augustine Lighthouse before or not, you'll definitely want to come back for this haunting tour. This is the only tour that will get you into the lighthouse after dark, and there are different options you can choose from for your experience.

The first option is a Ghost Tour, which is a 1.5 to 2 hour guided tour that takes you through the 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse tower and the 1876 Keepers' House. The tales you hear on this tour are not only spooky and exciting; they're true! You can even rent EMF readers to catch any suspected paranormal activity while on your tour.

The next option is for Investigation Only. The St. Augustine Lighthouse is ranked as one of the most haunted sites in the city. Have you ever wanted to know why? These tours are offered on a more limited basis and with smaller groups, but they delve deep into the interesting history and legends of the lighthouse! You can rent EMF readers for this tour or bring your own equipment.

If you're looking for something a little more private, they also offer Private Ghost Tours for various timeframes and group sizes. These tours are great for birthday parties, family reunions, bachelor parties, and more.

When you purchase a ticket for any of these tours, not only are you learning more about the lighthouse's haunting past, you're supporting maritime archaeology and historic research discoveries made at the Museum!

Medieval Torture Collection

Take a step back in time, hundreds of years ago, to the most miserable moments in history. The Medieval Torture Museum has an unprecedented collection of cruelty from the Middle Ages. This collection combines academic research with the repulsive draw of a time when torment and torture were commonplace.

A team of scientists, decorators, artists, and historians have been working hard on this collection consisting of several hundred pieces. Due to the nature of the content, no one under 18 is permitted without an adult. So, learn some history while sending some truly gruesome chills down your spine as you bravely peruse through this museum on a self-guided tour.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

Another fun and frightful experience is the Ghost and Gravestones Frightseeing Tour, which is another tour that explores the dark and mysterious side of St. Augustine's past. Rather than walking, however, you'll be boarding the "Trolley of the Doomed," and you'll hear stories of ghostly spirits, murder, hauntings, and even some crazy legends.

All of the stories you hear on this tour will be authentic and historically accurate, based on years of research. The tour is rated PG-13. Once aboard the trolley, you'll embark on an adventure to discover the secrets of Tolomato Cemetery and the Old Jail. You'll also get to visit Cronwell's Parlor of Paranormal Curiosities!

Vehicles are outfitted with Passenger Distancing Shields, are cleaned between each tour, and are deep cleaned on a nightly basis. Face masks are not required for guests but are recommended and can be purchased at the Old Town Trolley Depot for $1.00 if needed.

Looking for more fun activities to do with your friends and family during the Fall season? Check out our Fall Fun in St. Augustine blog. You'll find a couple of spooky tours on the list, like Ripley's Haunted Castle and the Old Jail After Dark, as well as fun activities for all ages, like pumpkin picking and other attractions!