Exploring St Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida

Explore the Oldest City with The Odd Macabre and discover new sites and places with our Tours, Scavenger Hunts and Experiences.

Discover what you haven't seen in St Augustine with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery Games!

The 13 Keys is a scavenger hunt with various types to choose from, such as a History Scavenger Hunt, Bar Crawl Scavenger Hunt, Nights of Lights Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Romance of Saint Augustine, or even a Nightly Ghostly Scavenger Hunt.

Each of our scavenger hunts includes a clue kit, compass, and an answer sheet, taking on average 2.5 hours to complete while exploring 1.5-2.5 miles. It's an excellent activity for a family outing or to play with a group of friends. Plus, you'll be learning so much about the historic St Augustine Area. The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery is a creative, interactive way to explore every inch of the charming town of St. Augustine FL that is seemingly frozen in time.

Castillo de San Marcos

You can't talk about Saint Augustine without mentioning The Castillo de San Marcos. The fort took over 23 years to build, with construction finishing in 1965. Many historical events have happened at the Monument, including the imprisonment of Seminole tribe leader Chief Osceola. The fort was built to protect the town and city structures from unwanted visitors. Over the last 300 years, it has remained strong through storms and enemy attacks. Today, the fort is open to the public to explore and visit its beautiful grounds. With 13 keys, you'll learn more about the thrilling past of the Castillo de San Marcos.

Flagler College

The first-ever hotel created in Saint Augustine, called the Ponce de Leon, was a significant draw to the city in the late 1800s. The hotel was designed to be prestigious, with many wealthy elites coming to stay for months at a time. The hotel was built with impressive architecture that was handcrafted along with a well-kept garden area. More than 40 years ago, the original building was transformed into what is known now as Flagler College. The campus is open to explore if you want to feel like you took a step back in time. However, the walls hold some exciting secrets and surprises, as you'll learn in your 13 Keys Scavenger Hunt.

Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum is full of some of the world's most unique items, from stained glass and crystal to shrunken heads and mummies. The hotel was initially opened in the late 1800s and went by the name of the Alcazar hotel. It featured countless amenities to keep guests entertained, such as tennis courts, bowling alleys, massage parlors, casinos, a steam room, and even the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. After the hotel closed in the mid-1900s, it became home to the Lightner Museum, featuring shops around the courtyard and giant ponds of koi fish. You can walk around this spot and see the attention to detail in the museum's architecture and remarkable history. There are some hidden gems that not many know about in the Lightner museum featured in the 13 Keys scavenger hunt.

Historic Saint George Street

Historic Saint George Street is full of cozy restaurants, quaint shops, and art galleries and is considered the heart of the downtown area. The pedestrian-only street will give you an idea of what the Old City looked like when it was first settled, as residents are not allowed to modify the original building's architecture. Some of the most famous spots along the route include the Oldest Wooden SchoolHouse, built more than 200 years ago, the Cathedral Basilica, the oldest church in Florida, and the Pena-Peck house, which the King of Spain constructed! While you might not learn the history from the outside appearance, many of the buildings on Saint George street have a colorful past that's worth exploring.

Ice Plant

Ice Plant is a warehouse that was transformed into a bar. Sipping a drink at this location makes you feel like you've stepped back into the 1920s. Plus, all their beverages are handcrafted, with unique concoctions featured on their menu.

Tini Martini

Located inside the charming Casablanca Inn, expect to have the most delicious martini in a relaxed, open-air environment. Tini-Martini is located right across from the waterfront and provides gorgeous views.

Stogies Jazz Club

The cigar smoke and dim lighting bring a jazz club vibe to this cute little spot. Stogies has a full wine selection and microbrews that can be paired with your favorite cigar. Sit inside to listen to music, relax on the cozy couches, or enjoy the outside fire pits.

The Oldest Jail

If you want to feel the ultimate supernatural stories firsthand, you need to experience the Old Jail. It's one of the most haunted locations in the city. The Old city jail was constructed in 1891 and housed prisoners in inhumane conditions. Some of the most dangerous criminals in the world were housed in the jail's maximum-security area, with multiple men being hung from the gallows.

Huguenot Cemetery

This cemetery was opened in 1821 and is the resting place for anyone who was not of the Catholic faith. Many who rest in this ceremony were victims of the horrible yellow fever disease that swept over the town. The cemetery holds over 430 bodies in its ground and allowed burials until 1884. Ghosts frequently haunt the cemetery both in the day and the night. With our Haunted Hunt, you'll learn all about the famous souls who rest in the Huguenot Cemetery.

Spanish Military Hospital

The Spanish Military Hospital was built on top of a Timucuran burial ground, which are the Indians who were native to the Saint Augustine area. Visitors often see patients in hospital gowns, hear screams or cries, and notice the outline of bodies lying in beds. When you enter the hospital, you may feel the presence of souls or a heavy, sad aura in the room.