The History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder Tour isn't just another ghost tour. During this small group tour, you'll be told the true "darker" history of St. Augustine - everything from strange burial customs to diseases and murders.
Come along with us into the darkest corners of St. Augustine's sinister past – the darker side of her history, the gore, the gruesome, the whispered tales of the unfortunate.
You'll hear stories of the horrific yellow fever epidemic, the mayhem and murderous stories of pirate sackings and Indian massacres, unsolved brutal murders, the great fire of 1914, and MORE!
If you're looking for a tour where they make up stories just to scare you, this is not a tour for you. This tour gives you the true history of St. Augustine.
This tour is led by a licensed St. Augustine tour guide.
8:30 pm on Friday & Saturday
(check-in by 8:15 pm)
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not offer hotel pick-up; the specifics of the tour departure location in downtown St. Augustine will be provided on your E-Ticket. There is no child discount, but ages 6 and under are free.
"Incredibly Entertaining!!! Wasn't one of those tours that fabricate or beef it up with lies. Being who I am I actually researched many of the stories the day after the tour and they were all spot on. Went with a date and it was just an all around great time. Learned a lot about St. Augustine's history." -- Tom
Frequently Asked Questions
I've been on tours before where there were way too many people, we couldn’t hear any stories and the stops took forever. How many people do you take on your tour? -- The committment to guests is a guarantee of 16 people or less on each tour. By City ordinance, St. Augustine's walking tours are allowed to take up to 25 guests. But your guides feel that too many people takes away from your guest experience, so they self-impose these limits. It can be quite difficult to move a larger crowd in and out of some of the restaurants and still receive the quality of service that you expect and deserve.
We've booked tours before that were cancelled at the last minute because of minimum reservations not being met. What is your policy on this? -- There's really no minimum. These tours will operate with only 2 full ticket participants – so no worries! Sometimes, very small tours end up as some of the guides' and guests' favorites, because they are more like a private tour – it's ALL about you!
What if it rains, will you cancel the tour? -- Absolutely NOT! One of the mottos of your guides is, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriately dressed people." So, bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. If the rain occurs as a last minute surprise, the tour guides usually have an extra unbrella or two to loan out. They would only cancel a scheduled tour in the event of severe weather – deadly lightening, gale winds, or subfreezing temperatures (yes, it's Florida, but they don't call it NORTH Florida for nothing!). Some of the guides' best and most memorable tours have occured when jumping over rain puddles! There are no refunds, but in the rare circumstance when a tour is cancelled by the tour guides, you can take the tour on any future date (subject only to availability) and the reservations would be transferable.
Should we tip our guide? -- Tour guides are professionals in the service industry, the same as servers in a restaurant, hair stylists, drivers in a taxi, and valets. To remove the mystery and confusion which comes from not knowing when or how much to tip a tour guide, please allow this suggested tour guide tip guideline - totally discretionary of course and only if you have enjoyed your tour. A recommended tip to your guide should be from $2 – $5 per person, depending on the length of your tour and your interaction with the tour guide. As always, tipping less or more based on your personal experience is completely acceptable.
Tour does not offer hotel pick-up; the specifics of the tour departure location in downtown St. Augustine will be provided on your E-Ticket. There is no child discount, but ages 6 and under are free.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
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