Friday, May 31, 2013

Ship Ahoy!

For any pirate junkie, a trip down memory lane at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum will be a great trip to plan for. Rent a private bus and bring your group of “pirate” friends for a time of just reliving the adventures of a true pirate!
Having arrived at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum in your Florida private rented bus, there is no need for you to hurry through your tour at the museum. All you need to do is tell the bus driver what time to pick you and your friends and you can be sure the moment you walk out of the museum, he is there waiting to take everyone home.
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum was started by Pat Croce - a huge fan of pirates and the museum was originally located at Front Stree, Key West Floriday before it was moved to St. Augustine and reopened in 2010. At The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, you will experience a wonderful interactive journey through the years of high seas adventures - dating as far as 300 years ago. It has been said that this museum has one of the largest authentic collections of pirate artifacts in the world.
Upon entering The St. Augustine Pirate Treasure Museum, it would seem as though you have just been transported into a totally different world altogether. The journey through the museum allows you to feel, smell, hear and literally have a taste of what it is like to be a pirate. What you see and experience in the museum is as though you are a pirate yourself! Oh, and the feeling to be able to see up close the magnificent artifacts and treasures from those pirate days is quite indescribable - such joy and such ecstasy!
Some of the artifacts that are displayed are Captain Thomas Tew’s Treasure Chest, the Journal of Captain Kidd’s Final Voyage, some real shipwreck treasure from the Florida Division of Historical Resources and many more. The Captain Thomas Tew’s Treasure chest is said to be 400 years old now, and also the only authentic pirate treasure chest ever showcased in the world, weighing at least a hundred and fifty pounds - empty, that is. One cannot imagine how heavy it would be when it is filled up with treasures.
And if you feel like you simply can’t get enough of pirates and their lives, before you hop on the rented bus to make your way home, be sure to visit the“Treasure Shoppe” at the museum where you can purchase some items to bring home to start your own, well, pirate collection.