Your troop can earn a special St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum Patch as they explore and learn about the Golden Age of Piracy!

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As part of the adventure, they'll take part in an exciting and educational pirate treasure hunt as they search for the only pirate treasure chest left in the world--an ornate and mysterious chest that dates back to the 17th century! Along the winding way, hidden artifacts can be found secreted away in a dozen Discovery Drawers hidden throughout the museum. Can you find them all?

The Pirate HandbookTroops get 10% off New York Times bestselling author and museum founder Pat Croce's Pirate Handbook just for exploring The Pirate Museum!

This hardcover guide to becoming a real pirate offers true-to-life instructions on how to make a seaworthy raft, measure speed using a chip log, cure/salt meat and fish, and build a lean-to, complete with a foldout pirate map and excerpts from actual historical pirate logbooks. The Pirate Handbook is available online, in the museum Treasure Shoppe, and at major booksellers nationwide.


Price (minimum - group of 10):
$8.00 per scout
Troop leader FREE; Adults $11

To book your scout group, contact Kevin Rose at 877-467-5863 or via e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Did you know?

  • At the height of its popularity, Port Royal, Jamaica had one drinking house for every ten residents. In July 1661 alone, 41 new licenses were granted to taverns.

  • Pirates wore an earring to ensure they died with at least one piece of treasure to buy their way into 'Fiddler's Green' (sailor's paradise in heaven).

  • The reason you've heard of most well known pirates is that they were captured and killed, or brought to trial where their exploits were recorded. But pirate captain Henry Every was made famous because he evaded capture after his piratical exploits.

  • Many pirates had eye patches, peg legs, or hooks. Ships in the 17th and 18th century were extremely dangerous places to work, so pirates would commonly lose limbs or even eyes during battle. 


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