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?

  • The Jolly Roger was a black flag flown to identify the vessel as a pirate ship. While the skull and crossbones is the most common of these flags, many great pirate captains designed custom symbols to identify exactly who is attacking.

  • "Shiver me timbers" is an expression of excitement or awe. Its origin has to do with sailing in heavy seas, when the ship is lifted up and pounded down so hard that the timbers are said to shiver.

  • Although pirates have been around since the Romans and Vikings, most pirating happened during the Golden Age of Piracy between 1680 and 1730.

  • Pirates believed that whistling on a ship would cause the weather to turn stormy. Consider the phrase 'to whistle up a storm.'


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