Built in 1874 at the north end of Anastasia Island, stands the most recent in a number of towers in the local area. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum is a premier attraction in the historic area, offering a number of different tours that are sure to leave you breathless and hungry to learn more. You can experience the general admissions tour or one of our many other tours, like the Dark of the Moon paranormal tour, the Behind the Scenes guided tour, the Lost Ships archaeology tour, the Sunset/Moonrise tour, or a private tour of the lighthouse. Each tour is unique and offers something spectacular to its visitors and adventurers.
Enter a space where the two worlds collide. No gimmicks; all ghosts. This is the Dark of the Moon tour, the only ghost tour that gets you inside the tower at night, as featured on Parade Magazine, Fox News, Ghost Hunters, The Weather Channel, and CNN! You will discover the history and be immersed into the mystery of one of St. Augustine’s oldest lighthouses. The tour will take you through the Keepers’ House, built in 1880, and learn of the paranormal experiences of many guests and staff as well as the history of the station. Then you will visit the Tower, giving you a gorgeous nighttime view, from 129 steps up in the air, of the oldest city in the US! Afterwards, you are allowed to roam the 10 acres of nature trails that surround the lighthouse, which includes the Maritime Hammock trails and World War II coast guard buildings.
If the Ghost tour isn’t quite your speed, or you just want to dive deeper into the history of the lighthouse, the Behind the Scenes tour is what you are looking for! You will be given an exclusive tour of the lighthouse and the museum and learn hidden stories and see many different treasures accumulated over the years. Things like shipwreck artifacts that were recently recovered and restored in our private conservation lab are available to you as you attend this tour! You will definitely leave this tour with a thorough knowledge of Florida’s first lighthouse!
There are many other tours that you and your group are sure to enjoy as you stay in the beautiful, historic city of St. Augustine! But the old world beauty does not just extend to the attractions. It fills the local restaurants and the hotels and inns as well! One of the most beautiful gems in St Augustine accommodations would be the Pearl of the Sea Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn where each guest is treated with specific care and an old hospitable charm native to the city.