"We had an amazing time visiting! The students haven't stopped talking about "those cool pirates" since our trip... I will be recommending the Pirate and Treasure Museum to all my fourth grade teacher friends. I will also be making a trip with my family over the summer. You guys were great!"
- Laura Marlar, 4th grade teacher, Lake Forest Elementary, Jacksonville, FL

Looking for an educational and adventurous field trip for your students?

Join our crew at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum in a piratical adventure through the world's largest collection of pirate artifacts!

The Pirate Museum houses a unique collection of authentic artifacts along with interactive technology that takes students on an historic adventure through the Golden Age of Piracy and the lives of the era's most infamous pirates.

With the "please touch" atmosphere and Disney caliber audio-animatronics, paired with the provenance of the Smithsonian Institution and rarely-seen artifacts from the state of Florida's archeology vault, students will undertake an awesome journey filled with compelling lore and surprising facts.  

The Pirate Museum educational program lasts on average just under one hour. Your group will be met by one of our crew members, where they will receive an introduction to the museum and interesting pirate history, including tales from St. Augustine's infamous run-ins with pirates.

From there, your fully-narrated adventure through pirate history will begin. Your personal crew member will conduct comprehensive narration every step of the way, with stops for fun, interactive activities like knot tying, hoisting the Jolly Roger flag, and cannon firings.

The thrilling audio chamber will be the highlight of the day as students experience the sounds of Blackbeard's explosive last battle inside the creepy darkness of his ship's hull.

The Museum is conveniently located directly across the street from the Castillo de San Marcos fort and a short walk from the bus loading/unloading area at the downtown parking garage.

"I have been working summer camps and teaching over 27 years and I have to say this was the best field trip we have gone on. Thank you so much. I look forward to coming their myself when I can take my tiime and read!"
- Coach Eric Dubisky, Loretto Summer Camp, Jacksonville, Fla.

"I have been taking my 4th grade students to St. Augustine for the past 8 years and this was our first visit to The Pirate Museum. I can't express to you enough the wonderful experience my students and I had in your museum. From the moment we met our pirate guides to the "really cool" gifts we purchased in the shop, everything was top notch. We were so impressed with the attention to detail every room had inside. We didn't know what to look at first! Your guides told great stories, were well informed and kept an excited group of 10-year-olds engaged and enthused. Please let your team know how much we enjoyed our visit."
- Jon S. Fishman, 4th Grade Teacher/Team Leader, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

"I wanted to make sure you knew how much my class and I enjoyed our recent visit... Captain Grim was OUTSTANDING! The experience at the Pirate Museum is so much fun as well as educational. Made me want to jump on a ship and sail the Carribean. Also, the educational activities you have on the website are great.  I plan to incorporate them a much as possible. Thank you and Cap. Grimm."
Jackie Cheek, The Cornerstone School, Ocala, Fla.


Check out this Spring 2012 article in Student Group Tour Magazine, which explores pirate attractions around the country and mentions The Pirate Museum as one of the museums that accurately portrays "what daily life was like for these scourges and their victims."



Students K -- 8th grade - $6.00
Students 9th -- 12th - $10
Chaperones - $10
6% sales tax will be applied for non tax-exempt groups.  
One free chaperone per 10 students.

Teachers are invited for a complimentary site visit by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

Group Tour Contact information:

Kevin Rose
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877-GO PLUNDER  (877-467-5863)

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Did you know?

  • Pirates thought that having women on board their ship was bad luck.  It's why pirate femmes like Mary Read initially lived a life of piracy as men!

  • Most pirates stole their ships because they couldn't afford them.  Once they'd capture a ship, they'd convert it for pirate life by making more room for sailor living quarters and strengthening the decks to hold heavy cannons.

  • The difference between a pirate and a privateer is that privateers are sanctioned by respective governments and they don't attack ships from their own country. Pirates harass anyone passing by.

  • A galleon ship was armed to the teeth. It typically carried 74 guns, 36 of which were mounted on either side of the ship. The two guns were mounted aft.


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