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St. Augustine was founded by Spanish settlers in 1565, so it's the oldest continuous settlement of European and African-American origin in the U.S.. Because of its rich history, St. Augustine is full of beautiful old buildings and boasts a couple of old cemeteries. A Spanish fortress and endless mysteries surrounding the city make it a perfect Halloween destination.
Pedestrian St. George Street, with many restaurants, shops, and museums, is the center of the Halloween celebrations in the city. Beautifully decorated, St. George Street boasts many attractions, such as the Medieval Torture Collection exhibit and Heritage Walk Mall. In addition, St. George Street is the beloved trick-or-treating site for St. Augustine kids, and a Halloween pub crawls destination for the adults.
St. Augustine is also famous for its haunted mansions and ghost tours. Visit an old St. Johns County Jail to hear a few spooky stories about supernatural events there. Or take a nightly Old Town Trolley tour, which spans the Old Jail, the Old Drug Store, and the Huguenot Cemetery. Another great idea is to visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse, dating back to 1875, famous for its paranormal events.
A ghost tour in St. Augustine is a truly authentic experience because of various ghost sightings documented in library and church documents, and countless first-person accounts. Halloween is a perfect opportunity to peek into the dark history of the city and its unresolved mysteries.