The Story Behind This Haunted Florida Lighthouse Will Give You Goosebumps

Oftentimes, ghost stories are just that: stories. They fall apart when we examine the real history of a place. But the best ghost legends stand up to scrutiny, when there are actual events (usually tragedies) behind the sad but fascinating stories of our supposedly haunted landmarks.

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The Dark of the Moon tours are historical and not gimmicky in nature (no people in masks jumping out at you), but offer the only way to hear about the experiences of others and explore for yourself one of St. Augustine’s most haunted landmarks. The tours (which cost $25 a person) often fill up in advance, so be sure to reserve your tickets online or call (904) 829-0745.

Have you ever visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse? What’s your favorite haunted landmark in the Sunshine State?