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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Visitors to the nation's oldest city can experience St. Augustine's finest hotel and state-of-the-art interactive pirate museum with the launch of the Rogues, Romance & Riches weekend package--authentic treasures and rum punch included.

Casa Monica HotelThe package includes two guest accommodations at the Casa Monica Hotel; valet parking; breakfast at the hotel's award-winning restaurant, 95 Cordova; admission to the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum; and an authentic 'Pieces of Eight' necklace from the museum's new 'Authentics' line of artifacts and treasures. Of course, welcome drinks of Captain Morgan Rum Punch are also included. The two-day, one-night Friday/Saturday stay starts at $429.

"Pirates played a significant role in St. Augustine's history and The Pirate & Treasure Museum is a natural fit for us," said Casa Monica's General Manager Anthony Lazzara. "The package has hit the ground running and the reviews so far have been outstanding."

To make reservations at the Casa Monica for the Rogues, Romance & Riches package, visit their packages page or call (888) 213-8903. For more information on the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, call (877) GO-PLUNDER.

"This package really encompasses St. Augustine's romance, history, and excitement, and it's an amazing deal," said Cindy Stavely, museum executive director.

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  • At the height of its popularity, Port Royal, Jamaica had one drinking house for every ten residents. In July 1661 alone, 41 new licenses were granted to taverns.

  • Pirates wore an earring to ensure they died with at least one piece of treasure to buy their way into 'Fiddler's Green' (sailor's paradise in heaven).

  • The reason you've heard of most well known pirates is that they were captured and killed, or brought to trial where their exploits were recorded. But pirate captain Henry Every was made famous because he evaded capture after his piratical exploits.

  • Many pirates had eye patches, peg legs, or hooks. Ships in the 17th and 18th century were extremely dangerous places to work, so pirates would commonly lose limbs or even eyes during battle. 

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