GHOSTS AND GRAVESTONES FRIGHTSEEING ADVENTURES
Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City. Visit the site of the terrible tragedy that occurred in 1873 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and on special October dates, Ghosts & Gravestones will include complimentary admission into Riot at the Old Jail, St. Augustine’s premier haunted house. Tours are from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $26 per Adult and $14 per Child (ages 6 – 12). Children 5 and under are not permitted. All tours depart from The Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue. For more information, call 904.829.3800 or visit www.ghostsandgravestones.com/st-augustine/.
ST. AUGUSTINE CITY WALKS HALLOWEEN AND SAMHAIN TOURS
Through the month of October, St. Augustine City Walks Tours will honor the historical and ancient origins of Halloween and Samhain, The Celtic New Year! Each of their tours, The St. Augustine Pub Crawl; The St. Augustine CREEPY Crawl; History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder!; Savory Faire ~ A Food Tour with Taste!; and the Plaza Stroll, will celebrate the history and origins of Halloween’s modern day customs – Bonfires, The Jack-O-Lantern, Dressing Up in Costume, Trick or Treating and more! For more information, call 904.540.3476 or visit www.staugustinecitywalks.com.
GHOSTLY HEARSE TOURS
Visit some of St. Augustine’s most haunted sites from the comfort of your very own hearse! Narrated hearse tours depart with departed souls each evening at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m, and a late-night weekend tour departs at 11:45 p.m. Tickets are $23.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 5-12. If you’d prefer to stretch your legs, walking tours are only $8. For reservations, to purchase tickets online or for more information click on the following link:
www.ghosthearse.com or you make your arrangements by calling 904.829.0576.
Come explore the historic markers at the oldest extant cemetery in Florida. The self-guided and docent led tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. TheTolomato Cemetery, an historic cemetery, is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation. All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com