Why You Need to Visit the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Ahoy matey! Venture out to the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum for a day of fun. With around 48 exhibits and over 800 artifacts, this attraction is said to house the largest and most authentic collection of artifacts! This is a great attraction for guests of all ages, eye patches and peg legs not required!

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Visit the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum opened in 2010, having been moved from a five-year run in Key West. This site combines history with the exciting tales of the pirates who once roamed the seas to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The museum is open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Adult admission to the museum is $13.99. This attraction is affordable and fun!

When you enter, you’ll be transported back 300 years to Port Royal, Jamaica, when pirates ruled the seas. As you explore the museum, you’ll be able to see ancient pirate artifacts, from gold coins to antique weapons. A couple of highlights are the original blunderbuss and pieces of gold from the infamous pirate Blackbeard and Thomas Tew’s original treasure chest. This chest is thought to be the only known authentic pirate treasure chest in the whole world! While the museum seems small, there are over 800 artifacts packed inside. Guests typically spend an hour exploring the museum.

Aside from the artifacts, there are fun interactive exhibits within the museum. One of the most popular activities is setting off one of the authentic cannons using an electronic trigger. This is definitely going to be one of the highlights of your visit! You’ll also be able to roam through the main deck of a recreated pirate ship, getting a feel of what it was like to live on this iconic vessel.

Once you’ve finished exploring the museum, head out to the deck. You’ll be treated to an incredible view of Matanzas Bay and the famous Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this amazing view!

Stay at Agustin Inn

After you’ve spent the day touring the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, be sure to return to the stunning Agustin Inn for a night of relaxation. Our beautiful bed and breakfast is located in the center of downtown St. Augustine, near all the best restaurants and St. George Street shops! In fact, Agustin Inn is just a two-minute walk from the museum!

From our comfortable beds covered in luxurious sheets to our delicious breakfast served fresh every morning, it’s easy to see why Agustin Inn is the perfect place to stay in the nation’s oldest city!

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.