Your troop can earn a special St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum Patch as they explore and learn about the Golden Age of Piracy!

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As part of the adventure, they'll take part in an exciting and educational pirate treasure hunt as they search for the only pirate treasure chest left in the world--an ornate and mysterious chest that dates back to the 17th century! Along the winding way, hidden artifacts can be found secreted away in a dozen Discovery Drawers hidden throughout the museum. Can you find them all?

The Pirate HandbookTroops get 10% off New York Times bestselling author and museum founder Pat Croce's Pirate Handbook just for exploring The Pirate Museum!

This hardcover guide to becoming a real pirate offers true-to-life instructions on how to make a seaworthy raft, measure speed using a chip log, cure/salt meat and fish, and build a lean-to, complete with a foldout pirate map and excerpts from actual historical pirate logbooks. The Pirate Handbook is available online, in the museum Treasure Shoppe, and at major booksellers nationwide.


Price (minimum - group of 10):
$8.00 per scout
Troop leader FREE; Adults $11

To book your scout group, contact Kevin Rose at 877-467-5863 or via e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Did you know?

  • In 1671, when Henry Morgan sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to sack and plunder Panama, his fleet consisted of 37 vessel, ranging from 4-gunners to 22-gunners.

  • Captain Kidd received a letter of marquee from King William III to seize any French ships during his search to capture pirates. Instead, he captured an Indianman resulting in the beginning of his pirate career.

  • The cook onboard a pirate ship was usually a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on the ship if he could make food that didn't kill the pirate crew.

  • In September 1718, following months of successful plundering raids, the pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane rendezvoused on Ocracoke Island (North Carolina) for a wild, weeklong bacchanal.


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