If you’re interested in the paranormal, there’s no better town to visit than St. Augustine. Considered one of the most haunted cities in America, St. Augustine is said to be home to spirits that still wander the 450-year-old streets. There are so many fantastic St. Augustine ghost tours from which to choose. However, if you’d prefer to explore the town on your own, check out our picks for some of the most haunted places in St. Augustine! Before you embark, be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at one of our city’s world-class restaurants. Access our free Vacation Guide to get our recommendations for the best of the best of St. Augustine’s restaurants, museums, historic sites, and more!
Visit the Most Haunted Places in St. Augustine
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
The St. Augustine Lighthouse has been featured as a haunted site on the popular tv show, Ghost Hunters. If you’re interested in exploring the grounds, book the museum’s Dark of the Moon tour. The museum offers two experiences: the ghost tour, which details the paranormal history of the lighthouse, and the investigation tour, which allows guests to investigate the grounds on their own. These tours fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot well in advance.
The Old City Gates
Located at the start of St. George Street, famous City Gates once stood as the first line of defense for St. Augustine. It was erected in 1808 using locally gathered coquina blocks. Today, it is said to be haunted by a young girl named Elizabeth, the daughter of the city’s gatekeeper. She was well-known in the town but died at the age of nine. According to the St. Augustine Record, the owner of the Black Parrot Candy Shop has had many encounters with the mischievous spirit.
While you’re at the Old Gate, take a look at one of the most haunted cemeteries in St. Augustine, located across the street. Huguenot Cemetary has been the resting place for over 400 people (and their spirits). One of the most famous ghosts said to be roaming the site is Judge John B. Stickney, a well-liked citizen who was originally buried at Huguenot Cemetary before his children chose to move his body to be closer to his family. During the process, it was said that his coffin was robbed of valuables, leading his spirit to wander the cemetery, searching for his lost possessions.
Explore More Haunted Sites by Taking a Ghost Tour
If you’re looking for the ultimate ghost-hunting experience, consider taking one of the most popular St. Augustine ghost train tours. Old Town Trolley offers an after-dark excursion, the Ghost & Gravestones Tour. This tour gives you access to famously haunted sites that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to explore at night. Your adventure starts at the Old Drug Store and Potter’s Wax Museum, where you may be able to spot the shaking bottles and cold spots of spirits. You’ll also be able to visit the Old Jail and ride by other famous sites like the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Add to that the entertaining and informative commentary by the tour guide and you have an exciting night of paranormal fun!
Stay at Agustin Inn
After you’ve explored the most haunted places in St. Augustine, return to the peaceful Agustin Inn for a night of rest! No other bed and breakfast in the city has such gorgeous guest rooms, an exquisite daily breakfast, fantastic amenities, and a more convenient location. We are just off of St. George Street, just minutes away from many of the attractions listed above!
Check our availability and book a room today! We look forward to having you.