is a city in Florida known for its history, dining, shops, and galleries. It is also a popular beach destination for families looking to soak up some of that famous Florida sunshine. But what if you're looking for a little nighttime entertainment, especially something for the kids? That's where St. Augustine ghost tours come in. This historic city is full of spooky locales and ghostly tales, so go ahead and treat your kids to a good scare.
There are options for tours whether you want to explore on foot, or climb aboard a trolley, carriage, or hearse. From larger tours to more intimate small group tours, St. Augustine is full of options. Keep reading to discover some of the best St. Augustine ghost tours for families of all ages found near St. Augustine vacation rentals.
The first step for finding the best St. Augustine ghost tours is to choose a tour company. Many companies operate more than one tour option, providing a good match for age and interest. Ghost Augustine is an independently owned company that offers a couple ghost tour options, including the Dead Walk Tour
, the Pub Hearse Tour
, or the Total Paranormal St. Augustine Tour
. When picking a tour to explore this haunted city, be sure to read the fine print. Some of Ghost Augustine's tours are more appropriate for older children, with a minimum age of 13 required to participate. If you're traveling with kids under the age of 13, check out some of the other tour options that are appropriate for kids of all ages.
Ghosts and Gravestones
Ghosts and Gravestones offers a trolley tour that visits some of St. Augustine's most haunted locations, including the Old Jail
and the St. Augustine Lighthouse Grounds
. This nightly tour lasts for just under an hour and a half, and is a good fit for families that are looking for a short introduction to the supernatural in St. Augustine
. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 4, and parents should decide if kids under 13 are ready for a spooky trolley ride. Some other tours are recommended for kids of all ages.
There are many options for ghost tours, but some visitors might decide that the best tours offer a small group experience. If you're looking to experience your own excursion into the darker side of St. Augustine, check out Ghost Hearse, a tour company that offers vintage hearses that bring small groups to some of the most haunted sites in town, including a cemetery and the grounds of the St. Augustine lighthouse
. Led by paranormal investigators, this tour digs deep into the haunted past of the city.
St. Augustine Tours
For some travelers, the best St. Augustine ghost tours are the ones that offer several different options. At St. Augustine Tours you can choose between a 90-minute Ghostly Experience Walking Tour
at dusk and a 45-minute Ghostly Gatherings Carriage Tour
. Both tours include professional costumed guides who help bring the experience to life. These fun-for-all-ages tours explore haunted bed and breakfasts, two cemeteries, and more.
A Ghostly Encounter
Every night at 8 p.m. the Ghostly Encounter tour takes to the streets of St. Augustine
. This tour is unique to some of the others in that it visits a couple additional haunted buildings, including the Spanish Military Hospital Museum
. Also visiting a total of three haunted cemeteries, this tour is appropriate for all ages, and kids under the age of 6 don't need a ticket. This tour is both fun and informative, entertaining kids and adults alike.
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