St. Augustine’s history is filled with pirate tales and folklore. One of our newest attractions – The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum tells this story well. With creative exhibits, and extensive authentic collections from its owner Pat Croce, it is undoubtedly become one of the most visited sites in the historic area.
The museum itself showcases some of the most authentic pirate artifacts; including one of the only remaining Jolly Roger Flags in the U.S. In addition to this colorful museum our town features one of the most popular pirate events of the year – The St. Augustine Pirate Gathering in Francis Field.
The event takes place on November 8th, 9th, and 10th this year in the events field just moments away from the Agustin Inn!
Join in for a full weekend of fun this fall for the Annual Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering. The event calls for re-enactors, living historians, and casual pirates from all over 7 seas to join the Black Heart and Ancient City Privateers to celebrate the Golden Age of Piracy in the Ancient City.
Come ashore and see the pirate mutiny, weapons demonstrations, sailor’s encampment, Thieves Market and hear stories of the high seas, shanties and a wee matey’s play area! This event welcomes all pirates to come dressed in your best pirate attire and enjoy a weekend of pirate fun.
Our inn boasts one of the most ideal locations for this yearly event just outside St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter and historic St. George Street among the pirate pub crawls, sword fighting and demonstrations, parades, and plain fun for all pirate lovers.
Stay tuned for more information, event scheduling, and times. Also be sure to visit the official St. Augustine Pirate Gathering’s website for details.
Reserve your stay for this weekend with us the weekend of November 8th – 10th early as it is bound to fill quickly!
A Peek at Saturday, November 9th Event Schedule
The gates will open for the Pirate Gathering at St. Francis field. Experience pirate mutiny, weapons demonstrations, sailor’s encampment, Thieves Market and hear stories of the high seas, history, shanties and so much more!
11.00am is the “Privateers Parade” along the bayfront with cannons and boat loads of pirates.
12.30ish – The pirates battle at Orange Street beside the “Visitors Welcome Center” and the Huguenot Cemetery. See the pirate do battle, by sword, pistol and of course cannons.