Pirate & Treasure Museum – St. Augustine, Florida - Atlas Obscura
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St. Augustine, Florida

Pirate & Treasure Museum

Arrr! The most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world... matey. 

Founded by famed entrepreneur Pat Croce, the Pirate Museum is the largest and most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world.

With 48 individual exhibit areas, the museum includes such ill-gotten booty as pieces of gold retrieved from his warship the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s blunderbuss, one of only two remaining authentic Jolly Roger flags, and Thomas Tew’s original treasure chest, the only known authentic pirate treasure chest in the world.

Exhibits include pirate weapons, treasure, information on each buccaneer’s life, and writing and art depicting these feared fortune-hunters.

The museum was originally in Key West as the “Pirate Soul Museum,” but was relocated to St. Augustine in 2012, another historic pirate port.

 

Know Before You Go

There is a treasure hunt that will keep your kids interested in each room as you visit, be sure to ask about it.