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October & Halloween Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours! Climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night by glow of lanterns


Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours is the only ghost tour in St. Augustine with access inside the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night. Lit by only lanterns, guests can climb the 219 steps to the top of the Lighthouse tower for a paranormal experience like no other.

Guests will hear ghost stories from a tour guide on the first part of the tour, and then explore on their own. Participants have access to the grounds, the Keepers’ House (including the basement), the Lighthouse tower, and the nature trails.

“We talk about the tragic accident during the construction of the Lighthouse and the Keepers (and their families) who have lived and died here,” explained Kelcie Lloyd, Special Programs Manager.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum has been featured on TAPS/Ghost Hunters, CNNParade MagazineFox News and The Weather Channel.

When arriving, guests each receive a glow stick, and have the option of renting an Electromagnetic field (EMF) meter.

“The glow sticks are a frequent target for some of our ghosts,” Lloyd said. “Glow sticks will float from around guests’ necks. We have seen them pop off the holder and fly across the room.”

All proceeds from the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours go to fund the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program at the Museum. Advance reservations are encouraged. Tickets are available at staugustinelighthouse.org

October dates are listed below for Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours and Investigation-Only Tours. For a more intimate experience with the paranormal, considering book a private tour. Guests can bring along equipment or spend the whole evening in just the basement. 

Dark of the Moon regular tours

  • 1.5 - 2 hour tour

  • History and hauntings of the Lighthouse

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings (and HALLOWEEN!)

  • Electromagnetic field (EMF) meters available to rent

October tours

·         7:30-9:30 p.m. - Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 31

·         9:30-11:30 p.m. - Oct. 14

·         Investigation Only 9:45 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 20

Investigation only tours last for approximately three hours. There is no guided portion on this tour; 100 percent is investigation time. Guests can bring their own equipment or rent EMF meters at the Lighthouse for $5 each. The Investigation-only tours are for the serious paranormal investigator.

81 Lighthouse Avenue
Saint Augustine, Florida 32080

Earlier Event: October 5
First Friday Art Walk
Later Event: October 6
Creekside Festival 2018