Ghosts and Gravestones Tour of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida, USA
- Trolley of the Doomed: All aboard, but bring a jacket, because you will feel shivers up and down your spine. It's a frightseeing tour you won't soon forget.
- Ghost Host: Brace yourself for stories you won't want to believe – tales of woe and misfortune, murder victims who just won't die, and sights you can't un-see.
- Old Jail: Listed on both the Florida and national Registers of Haunted Places, this is where many notorious criminals met their maker, although their spirits remain.
About this St. Augustine, Florida tour
Have you ever felt a touch when no one was there? Walked through a cold spot and felt a shiver in your spine? What was that bump in the night, that inexplicable sound, that shadow that shouldn't be moving?
St. Augustine is filled with such stories. Apparitions. Translucent orbs. Ghostly glimpses. Spirits that just won't leave. Aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, your host will take you by the lighthouse where the daughters of Hezekiah Pittee reside, despite drowning in 1873. Many say their playful voices can still be heard.
You'll visit Tolomoto Cemetery, where you may spot the ghost of five-year-old James P. Morgan clamoring through the branches. And you'll visit Huguenot Cemetery, final resting place of yellow fever victims – except that it's not final, because they're not resting, and they come out at night to remind the living.
Hear the gruesome story of Bishop Verot, the romantic story of the Appomattox tree, or the tragic story of two sisters burned to death in Warden Castle, where their spirits still reside. Learn about the miscreants still hanging around the Old Jail many years after their public hangings. If you love gallows humor and tales from the crypt, this is the tour for you.
A beacon for ships, and evidently for ghosts as well, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is so well known for its paranormal activity and ghost sightings that it was featured on the SyFy channel's Ghost Hunters series. While shooting episode 19 in season two, the show claims to have captured the lighthouse-keeper's ghost on film, still keeping watch.
Please make your way to Old Town Trolley Welcome Center at 27 San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084.
Please check-in 20 minutes prior to tour time. Within 20 minutes of tour time, seat(s) are subject to cancellation. Closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas night.
To fully participate may require leisurely walking over primarily even surfaces. There may be a limited number of steps and some standing for extended periods of time. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Family Friendly, Bus Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Tour is rated PG-13 and an adult must accompany children 12 years of age and younger. Ghost Tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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