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St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

North Florida, FL, USA

Description

St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum is a small museum across from the Castillo de San Marcos. Here you can see some interesting treasure- the real thing not replicas- that was found at various shipwrecks in Florida and the US. The museum is themed so that there is a lot of piratey atmosphere. Kids can shoot a cannon which makes a loud noise. There isn't that much else that is interactive for kids in this museum. It only takes about half an hour to walk around and read about the pirates, shipwrecks, and treasure. In this way, the museum is overpriced, a common theme in St. Augustine.
There are a few places I really recommend going in St Augustine: the Castillo de San Marcos, the Mission Nombre de Dios, and the area around the old town by the Lightner Museum and Flagler College with its terra cotta architecture. Also nice is to sit outside and have a cup of tea on the patio of the Chocolate Turtle in the quieter part of town.

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There is a lot of atmosphere inside the museum.

Displays inside the museum.

Louis Aury, Florida's pirate governor.

17th c. Khanjarli dagger from South India.

One of two surviving pirate flags.

Treasure found in the 1960s in Ceylon. Rupees minted by the sixth and last great mogul emperor of India.

Jewelry, jade, and coins discovered in 2007, along with a lead box containing 16,184 natural pearls.

Pottery vessel from 1692, 18th century pure gold sheet, and gold coins from 1712.

Directions

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St Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum is located at 12 S. Castillo Dr, St Augustine 32084, call (877) 467-5863.
Open daily 10-7. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for children aged 5-12.
If you come very early in the day you can find parking across the street at the castillo for $1.50 an hour. Otherwise, drive around the streets (use 8 Carrera St, St Augustine 32084 in your GPS) to look for free parking along the road and then walk to the museum.
The Chocolate Turtle, 27 Cordova Street, St Augustine FL 32084.
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