No matter what visitors are looking for, Florida’s Historic Coast offers everyone a spooky good time
|Here are some of the scariest haunts for all types of personalities below.For the Adventurer: Those who are up for an adventure will find it in The Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour. With only a glow stick as lighting, guides share the history and ghost stories of the people who have lived, worked, and visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday – Sunday evenings until November 29.|
|For the Investigator: Not afraid of the dark? Have you visited the The Old Jail Museum at night? You’ll hear countless hair-raising stories of supernatural occurrences that have been reported here, including cold spots, strange odors, unexplained banging noises, wailing and laughter, barking dogs, orbs of light and, yes, even an apparition or two.|
For the History Buffs: The classic stories of St. Augustine’s most haunted seaside history are back this Halloween season with the Schooner Freedom Haunted Waters Tour. Embark on a haunted journey on the silent waters of the Matanzas and hear the tales based on true history of St. Augustine’s most grim past on October 30 and 31.
For the Mystery Lover:
Those who love a good mystery can play a live game of clue in a fun whodunnit adventure at Heist at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. The fun takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30-8 p.m. until December 10.
For the Movie Lover: For those who prefer to kick back and relax with a movie, the Florida Agricultural Museum offers its first Drive-in Movie Scare-a-thon. The festivities begin with a kid friendly movie at 6:30, a family appropriate movie at 8:30, and a scary movie for adults at 11 p.m. on October 24.
For the little ones: For a twist on the classic Halloween experience, kids can dress in costume, enjoy Trick-or-Treating fun, and meet eerie bugs and beasts at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in this hands-on Creatures of the Night experience from 5:30-7 p.m. on October 24 and 25.
For Adults Only: On Halloween night, enjoy an adults-only party. Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes and join the Crew of the Black Raven for this fun Halloween special! Must be 21 or older to embark on this frightfully fun journey.
For the Trick-or-Treater: Ancient City Tours has once again coordinated with the over 300 boutiques, gift shops, bistros and shops on St. George Street, St, Augustine’s premier pedestrian mall, to hand out Halloween candy. On Sunday, October 25, 2-5 p.m. Trick-or-Treating is free to the public and participants are instructed to look for businesses that have orange and black balloons at their entryway. Children, their families, and well behaved, leashed dogs, are encouraged to be in Halloween costumes and take part in these festivities.
|For even more fun, on Halloween night, families can put on their costumes, bring their candy and picnic baskets, and join in for a special viewing of the classic film Hocus Pocus. Movie will begin at sunset and is free, though registration is required. This event will comply with CDC social distancing guidelines, and each ticket will admit up to a family of five.|
The fun doesn’t stop there! This year, St. Augustine’s Annual Night of Lights celebration is back and is coming early to the historic district! The 27th annual lights display will kick off on November 14 and will run for two months so visitors will have even more time to enjoy the breathtaking lights that adorn the city.