Located in the oldest continually inhabited settlement in the United States, the Pirate and Treasure Museum boasts one of the biggest collections of authentic buccaneer artifacts in the world.
One of the museum’s most prized items is a 17th century treasure chest owned by Captain Thomas Tew. The 150-pound trunk features beautiful and intricate carvings and is reportedly the only authentic pirate chest on Earth. The museum also has one of only two remaining authentic Jolly Roger flags and a journal detailing the final journey of Captain William Kidd before his execution.
Visitors to the museum will also enjoy its range of exhibits, which recreate scenes from the golden age of piracy. The Port Royal exhibit allows visitors to amble through the streets of the Jamaican town that many buccaneers called home, while tourists can experience what it was like to be a crew member on a pirate ship at the main deck, gun deck and captain’s cabin displays.
Next time you are thinking of Florida vacation spots, consider St. Augustine.