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Revel In A Spooky St. Augustine Halloween: The Top 7 Things To Die For!

Spooky season is the perfect time to pack up your doom buggy and enjoy a road trip to die for in St Augustine.


With its long and storied history of violence and conquest, St. Augustine is the perfect vacation destination for history buffs, ghost seekers, and believers in the paranormal who are looking to experience the haunts and frights that awaits, particularly during Halloween!


Seriously, you won’t find a more haunted Halloween destination than the Nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida.


With more than 450 years of history, ancient narrow streets, two historic cemeteries with graves dating back hundreds of years, a brooding Spanish fortress, and endless stories of roaming spirits, it’s the place to be for all things other-worldly.


Revel In A Spooky St. Augustine Halloween: The Top 7 Things To Die For!

During October, St. Augustine embraces Halloween, it stands to reason for a city steeped in history and, as many believe is i likely loaded with the most spirits, poltergeists, and spectres.


Sure, the theme parks in Central Florida feature haunted houses, but St. Augustine has the real thing, and it's only a short drive away from Orlando.


Revel In A Spooky St. Augustine Halloween: The Top 7 Things To Die For!

St. Augustine has nearly 500 years of history that pack endless stories of supernatural encounters reportedly experienced in it's historic cemeteries, forts, brick streets, centuries-old structures, and ghoulish outposts.


Believed to be one of if not the most haunted cities in America, St. Augustine embraces otherworldly encounters and provides a multitude of options to get in touch with spooky experiences.


Revel In A Spooky St. Augustine Halloween: The Top 7 Things To Die For!


The Top 7 Things To Die For In St Augustine!


Here are some of St. Augustine’s spookiest Halloween adventures that await intrepid souls and fun-seeking spirits.


 

Old Jail After Dark

Discover the grim history of St. Augustine’s Old Jail After Dark with a 2 hour and 30 minute chilling experience that allows visitors to participate in an actual paranormal investigation of the city’s most haunted building.


Put your ghost-hunting skills to the test in this brand new intimate experience and prepare yourself for a spine tingling night you’ll never forget…


Uncover the dark side of the Old Jail, St. Augustines most haunted and mysterious building.


Use the latest ghost hunting equipment with the help of an expert guide as you conduct an investigation into the paranormal.


Learn the history of this building, which was used to house prisoners from 1891 to 1953, until it was closed due to the deplorable and cruel conditions that its residents were subjected to.


Be sure to grab your camera for a chance to capture something strange and phenomenal to remember this incredible and truly haunted experience.


Old Jail After Dark

 

St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tours

Routinely labeled as a structure with the most paranormal activity in America, the St. Augustine Lighthouse provides a stunning backdrop for the Dark of the Moon paranormal tour.


The St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tour allows you to be one of the few to experience the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night!


The 2 hour tour includes a guided talk through the 1876 Keepers’ House and the 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse tower, with the guide sharing true tales from the history of the Light Station


Guests can climb up the lighthouse in total darkness and be let free to roam, explore, and investigate.


Tours are offered year round on Friday, Saturday and Sundays and more days during peak times.


St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tours

 

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

The dim flicker of a historic lantern is the backdrop for one of the most well-heeled spiritual guides on Florida’s Historic Coast.


St. Augustine’s original “frightseeing” tour is an evening of fear and fun. Board Ghosts and Gravestones' Trolley of the Doomed for a spooky ride through St. Augustine's sinister past.


Listen to stories of the ghosts and ghouls believed to still wander the streets of the city as you pass haunted hot spots. The St Augustine stories you will hear all come from years of research, personal accounts and hauntingly real-life experiences.


Expect a tour so scary, it should come with a warning!


Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

 


Ghosts of St. Augustine's Past Festival


Celebrating 5 centuries of historic fashions and local folklore in the Nation's Oldest City, Ghosts of St. Augustine's Past is 3 unique days of free and ticketed city-wide costumed events encouraging visitors to pick a century of fashion to "get dressed and get seen".


Taking place from October 28th through 30th, this uniquely St Augustine event encourages you to roam the historic streets while professional photographers take photos.


Attend costumed events to join like-fashioned others in a festive affair. Individual creative costume interpretation is encouraged.

A Music and Moonlight programming offers free outdoor concerts at the city's Gazebo throughout the weekend.

Various costumed events will feature the fashions of past centuries - the Gilded Era, Rococo Style, 1920s and the more contemporary look of Steampunk. And don't forget the pirates!

Professional storytellers and pop-up poets will entertain visitors with haunted tales of the past, plus tableaux actors will roam the streets recreating famous faces of St. Augustine's past... Ponce De Leon, Thomas Edison, Ernest Hemingway and more.


Ghosts  of St. Augustine

 

Ghost With The Most Cocktail Tour

IT’S SHOWTIME! Be careful when chanting his name three times, because ‘The Dead Guy’ is sure to make an appearance!


So, let’s turn on the ‘juice’ and see what shakes loose, as you tour with the ‘Ghost with the Most’ offered by The Tasting Tours. Given the nature of this tour, it’s for adults 21 years old and older.


Your experience begins when you arrive at the meeting location, to be greeted by your extraordinary tour guide. Led by your very own 'dead guy', you will stop at four of St. Augustine's best (and most haunted) pubs for a range of games, antics, and of course, cocktails!


Bringing you a night of drinking shenanigans and supernatural encounters, enjoy a selection of inclusive cocktails throughout the evening. Along the way, be sure to soak in the history as you hear stories of local lore, and keep an eye out for any ghoulish figures.


Ghost With The Most Cocktail Tour

 

A Ghostly Encounter

Join A Ghostly Encounter for this unique paranormal experience. Professional guides lead an investigation into what been long regarded as a supernatural hotspot, the Oldest Wooden School House, the Huguenot Cemetery and the area of the Old City Gates.


Guests employ handheld monitoring equipment such as EMF’s (Electromagnetic Fields), use dousing rods, participate in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) recording sessions and experimentation that place you in the center of an investigation environment.


A Ghostly Encounter

 


Ximenez-Fatio House Museum:

Mourning and Mortality - A Century of Death


Enjoy a guided spooky candlelight tour through this 223-year-old Historic House Museum.


Learn about the ways St. Augustine townsfolk of the 1800’s practiced medicine and mourning rituals from Spanish-American last rites, Victorian Spiritualism, to Afro-Caribbean practices.


Learn how illnesses were treated with at-home remedies from the colonial garden and original 1798 kitchen.


This family-friendly nighttime activity will get you into the Halloween spirit!


Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

 

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