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?

  • Pirates thought that having women on board their ship was bad luck.  It's why pirate femmes like Mary Read initially lived a life of piracy as men!

  • Most pirates stole their ships because they couldn't afford them.  Once they'd capture a ship, they'd convert it for pirate life by making more room for sailor living quarters and strengthening the decks to hold heavy cannons.

  • The difference between a pirate and a privateer is that privateers are sanctioned by respective governments and they don't attack ships from their own country. Pirates harass anyone passing by.

  • A galleon ship was armed to the teeth. It typically carried 74 guns, 36 of which were mounted on either side of the ship. The two guns were mounted aft.


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