Child Friendly Pirate History Walking Tour
If you plan to be vacationing in St. Augustine, Fla with your child, spend an hour at the Child Friendly Pirate History Walking Tour. Tourists gather at 9 St. George St where they'll begin touring the streets of St. Augustine. The tour guide will entertain visitors with stories about St. Augustine's pirate history. People will see many old and historic buildings, including the oldest wooden schoolhouse in town.
Those participating in the tour will learn how to use many of the devices that the pirates used. Tour guides show people how to use spyglasses, compasses, how to hold a cutlass or flint-lock pistol, and give a lesson in striking flint and steel. Everything is supervised, and your child won't be put in danger. Tourists will learn about pirate artifacts.
The entire pirate tour lasts 45 to 60 minutes. After a brief talk about pirate life, participants will get to play pirate. Tourists playing the pirate game will rob a candy store that is participating in the game. Participants will pretend to sneak around the town to avoid being spotted by Spanish soldiers who want to stop the pirates from finding the treasure chest.
Spanish explorers had founded the town of St. Augustine on September 8, 1565. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés was elected Florida's first governor. It was Menéndez who had named the town St. Augustine. St. Augustine was named for St. Augustine of Canterbury, who became Canterbury's first archbishop. Pirates settled in St. Augustine back in 1668.
The pirate history tour was given a five star review. The tour is for all ages. Adults can feel just like a kid again. Guides dress like pirates.
Your adventure awaits, taking you on a walk through the historic streets of the nation's oldest city. The tour starts on St. George Street. After hearing a brief intro by your authentic outfitted guide, you begin your walking adventure where history and fun come together! While listening to your entertaining guide talk about pirate and historical facts of the city, feel your inner pirate come out as you raid a candy shop!
Making your way through town, you learn hands-on the use of compasses, spyglasses, striking flint and steel. Hold a cutlass or flint-lock pistol. Continuing your tour in the nation's oldest city you get to touch archaeological artifacts that were found right under your feet by our world famous city archaeologists. On your walk, you may realize you're a pirate, and you may be met with the need of wanting more treasure. Sneak around this ancient fortified town trying not to be spotted by the Spanish soldiers while we set out to find the big treasure we all are in search for.
So we ask YOU...... are you pirate enough?
Pickup & Return:
St George Street.
The Adventure ends at St. George and Hypolita St. in the heart of shopping and restaurants in down town St. Augustine.
Departure Times: Fri/Sat - 5pm & 6pm
Sun - 3pm & 5pm
- Walking tour
- Small-group tour
- Fun filled pirate experience!
Does not include:
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Adults are free with paid child