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Which St. Augustine Ghost Tour is the Best?

All this month (July 1st – July 22nd) you can hopefully let us know it’s the Dark of the Moon Tours as we ask our discerning public to vote for us during the annual St. Augustine Record “Best Of” contest!  Each year voters choose their favorites in all categories in town from hair salons to restaurants to entertainment options.

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Open to the public, Dark of the Moon Tours offer guests a chance to learn about the ghosts who haunt the Lighthouse grounds and after a guided tour, investigate on their own the grounds, the Lighthouse Tower and inside the Keepers’ House. As this has proved to be one of the most popular paranormal tours in St. Augustine, reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure your desired evening for adventure.  Plus, this is the tour for you if you’ve always wanted to climb the Tower at night.

For those who want an even more unique experience, we have started offering investigation-only tours! The investigation-only tours will be three full hours of exploring the darkened Lighthouse Tower and the Keepers’ House basement. The potential for a creepy encounter is heightened by the fact that these tours fall on important dates in the Lighthouse Tower’s history:  July’s tour is the anniversary of the tragic cart accident involving the Pittee girls; at midnight of October’s tour we will celebrate the first lighting of our current Lighthouse Tower (1874); and December’s tour will be in memory of Keeper Joseph Andreu who fell from the original tower while painting (1859).

If you haven’t already experienced the more mysterious side of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, now is definitely the time to do so.  We’re inviting you all here this summer to either try our signature paranormal Dark of the Moon Tours or if you’re already a fan, to try the NEW investigation-only tour.  Either way, we’re sure you’ll have a fun night out and then hopefully vote us, “Best Of” Ghost Tours in St. Augustine (http://www.staugustine.com/best-of-2017)!

Happy Haunting!

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V.I.P. Lighthouse Tours

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is pleased to offer a variety of private tours and exclusive experiences. Whether you’re searching for ghosts, bringing a group, or looking to enjoy an exclusive experience with some of the best views in town, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable and unique experience.

Sunset/Moonrise Tour

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The Sunset/Moonrise Tour is hosted once a month (starting times vary from month to month) and gives you the chance to experience some of St. Augustine’s most breath taking views during the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon from the top of our Lighthouse Tower Station. While enjoying the spectacular views and the peaceful transition from night to day, complimentary champagne from the San Sebastian Winery and hor d’oeuvres from the Reef Restaurant will be served atop the tower.

With a maximum of 32 people per tour, space is limited. This is an extremely popular tour that should be booked in advance. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased online or can be purchased over the phone: 904-829-0745.

Private Lens Room Tour

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While general admission will only allow you to view the St. Augustine Lighthouse’s original 1874 first order Fresnel Lens from an observation window from below the Lens Room. This exclusive and VIP tour will give you an up-close look at our intricately designed engineering marvel that lights up the St. Augustine sky.

The lens itself is over nine feet tall, weighs over two tons, and is comprised of over 370 hand cut glass prisms. This private tour is hosted during the morning hours and gives you exclusive access to the Lighthouse Tower allowing you to enjoy the views and climb with no one else around. This tour is the only way to gain access and an up-close look inside the Lens Room making this the perfect tour for those engineering enthusiasts who are looking to get a closer look at our first order Fresnel lens. The private Lens Room tour would also make for a unique and unforgettable proposal.

This private experience can only be booked for the early morning hours and includes a light continental breakfast. This exclusive experience is $500 per person, and can be booked over the phone: (904) 829-0745

Private Ghost Tours

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Having been featured on Ghost Hunters (TAPS), Fox News, Parade Magazine, The Weather Channel, and many more, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is considered to be a very active haunted location in St. Augustine.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this exclusive tour will test your courage as you are guided through the grounds of the 1874 Lighthouse Tower and the 1876 Keepers House and told the true, but chilling stories of the St. Augustine Lighthouse in the dark of the night. This is the perfect tour for birthday celebrations, family reunions, and other groups that are looking to conduct their own private paranormal investigations at our haunted light station and grounds. Private ghost tours are available to groups of all sizes, this hour and a half long private tour will give you an up-close and in depth look around/inside the Lighthouse Tower & Keepers House once the sun goes down and the ghosts come out.

Private ghost tours are available for groups of all sizes and each tour can be customized to fit the groups needs. Our standard private ghost tour starts at $500 per group, this includes an hour and a half long guided tour. If interested, additional time may be added to the tour & overnight excursions are available as well. Private ghost tours can be booked over the phone and should be booked in advance at (904) 829-0745.

Thomas Matthews Anderson is a senior at Flagler College majoring in Strategic Communication with minors in Advertising and Communication Media. He is originally from Tarboro, North Carolina, and is interning with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for the Spring 2017 semester.