Walking with Spirits, Victorian Ghosts Tour in St Augustine

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Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Victorians were fascinated by the paranormal, but they had a different name for it- Spiritualism. They tried many ways to make contact with the dead. We share with you the their tales, old and new, as well as audio, photos and video we’ve collected over the last decade. Did any trace of the old Spiritualists ever return, to keep their promise- and send us a sign?

Itinerary

We start at the mini fort across the street from the Old Drugstore of the Speisseger Brothers. Your guide begins with personal tales of strange experiences in the building placed atop a desecrated cemetery, and what is done to protect us now.
We'll stop by the oldest planned Catholic cemetery in the US, the Tolomato. Named after a lost tribe that once lived there, what happened to their honored dead?
The tales of old cemetery's dead continue here- an inn that was once the home a civil war bride. She still waits for her missing lover.
The Casa de Suenos- "House of Dreams" is known as a portal- a place where many spirits pass through, but few remain. We'll share with you this building's macabre past that attracts the dead to this day.
From the "House of Dreams", we will meander to Spanish Street, pass by the site of a never-used hospital, and stop at the dark Prince of Wales restaurant. For decades on this corner, guides have knowing and unknowingly lied to visitors about the spirit that resides upstairs. We'll share with you the truth- and questions that still remain.
Back on Cordova St, we'll stop by an inn where a collection of dolls have haunted the building for decades. Recent owners have disturbed their rest and are trying to leave the building's haunted history behind them.
This was originally a home built by George Colee for his fiance, and his spirit is said to call for the respect he demanded in life.
Going down Cordova St, we'll briefly stop by a reminder of the trouble the living can cause, and visit the burial spot of a soldier's trusted companion.
When this building was the grand Ponce de Leon Hotel, it was a hotspot for Spiritualists and charlatans alike. Spirits both honest and deceptive continue to haunt the fresh batch of souls we send them every fall.
On the plaza, where public executions were once held, there is the tale of a man who survived by the oddest of circumstances, some even say he was blessed. Although his spirit is free from haunting this place, many who were not as lucky remain.
Our night ends at the former home of a St Augustine governor, where a Spiritualist met with a spirit for over an hour.
Note: Tour finishes next the Episcopal Church parking lot, where parking is often free after 8pm

Inclusions

Real archeological evidence
New and old ghost photos
Ghost audio and video

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.