First Coast Living - October 25, 2012

 

The Pirate Museum School Tour - October 5, 2011

The Pirate Museum provides a fun and educational mix of authentic pirate artifacts and history alongside engaging interactives. Take a look at what we have to offer!

 

The Today Show - September 22, 2011

Talk the talk and walk the... plank, like a pirate!

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Pat Croce gets whipped by cat-o-nine tails - September 14, 2011


The 10! Show | NBC Philadelphia - September 8, 2011

It's A Pirate's Life For Me. Shiver me timbers! Legendary Philadelphian Pat Croce shares details on his latest book and the many other projects he has brewing.

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My Fox Philly Good Day - August 24, 2011

How Pat Croce Became A Real Pirate. Former 76ers president, St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum founder and New York Times bestselling author Pat Croce talked about his new book, The Pirate Handbook, with Good Day as well as the passing Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento.

 

 

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Pat Croce's Pirate Handbook- August 5, 2011

Can you throw a dagger, fire a cannon or capture a ship? It's all possible with The Pirate Handbook, your definitive "how to" guide to becoming a real pirate. Inspired by the cutthroat crews of the Golden Age of Piracy, this rare volume reveals the all-but-lost secrets of pirate life. Check out the Chronicle Books video!

The 10! Show | NBC Philadelphia - June 24, 2011

Author, fitness guru and all round dynamo Pat Croce shares his new children's book, Blackbeard, with The 10! Show audience!

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Fox and Friends - April 14, 2011

Museum founder Pat Croce gets loud about his passion for pirates and his Pirate Museum on Fox & Friends.


School Group Adventures

The Pirate Museum provides a fun and educational mix of authentic pirate artifacts and history alongside engaging interactives. Take a look at what we have to offer!

 

Re-Birth of The Pirate Museum

Follow Pat Croce and his talented team as they shut down and break down Pirate Soul in Key West and move hundreds of centuries-old artifacts to historic St. Augustine for The Pirate Museum's December launch--in fewer than five months!

 

Pirate Soul: A Final Journey

Take a final tour of the Pirate Soul Museum in Key West with museum founder Pat Croce, just before we closed its doors in August 2010.

Pirate of the Month

He was captured by the Spaniards in Italy and forced to serve them while chained to their galley.

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Birthday Parties

Did you know?

  • In 1684, the pirate Andrew Ranson was found guilty of piracy and sentenced to death by garrote. The rope around his neck broke and the town's friar believed his near-death experience was a miracle and demanded he be spared.

  • The pirate motto for going into battle was "iron and lead first, followed by steel." Start with cannon and musket fire and proceed to close fighting with cutlasses and boarding axes.

  • Pirates had workman's comp! Each captain took care of the injured by compensating crewmen for being maimed or losing a limb. And each captain had his own "rates:" loss of right arm, 600 pieces; left arm, 500 pieces; right leg, 500, etc.

  • The Castillo de San Marcos was built immediately after Captain Robert Searles sacked St. Augustine, Florida in 1668. Sir Francis Drake razed the city 82 years earlier.

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