Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure in St. Augustine, FL

Ripley's St. Augustine19 San Marco Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Located at the Ripley Ghost Parlor, adjacent to the castle entrance, the Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure offers an 80-minute tour, complete with a fully interactive nighttime investigation of two properties with haunted histories. Tours include the use of EMF meters and laser grids as professional tours retell the spooky stories of the ghosts that haunt the area after dark.

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Face your fears and join us for the most interactive paranormal experience in St. Augustine – Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure.

Ride the famous "Ghost Train" and hear the chilling legends and haunted tales.

Travel the ancient byways amongst hallowed and haunted sites.
Investigate unexplained phenomena, residual energies, orbs, and other ghostly manifestations.

Experience the Paranormal!

Each paid admission will have the use of an EMF Ghost Meter and Laser grid to help you investigate the city's most haunted sites.

The adventure begins at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, previously known as Castle Warden and scene to unsolved murders and unexplained paranormal phenomena.

NOTE: In order to board the Ghost Train you must present your voucher and Photo ID at the Ripley’s Ghost Parlor at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. The first train leaves from Ripley's Museum at 8pm. Be sure to bring along a digital camera and any other recording gear you wish.

Reserve St. Augustine Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Amie A.
1 Review
"Sucked"
December 2016
Be prepared to walk up 3 flights of stairs. There was an elevator but since someone has to operate it you end up missing most of the story they tell you about a murder. Our guide was great but the tour sucked.
They say it's 80 minutes long. You spend 40 minutes never leaving Ripleys and then the train makes two stops.
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Alisande M.
Kissimmee, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Time"
July 2015
I was a recent visitor and had a terrific experience on this tour with my husband and 7 yr. old daughter. Alex and Lee were fantastic guides with a wealth of information on the city's history and local lore. While doing our paranormal investigation in St. Francis Park we experienced a few unexplained phenomena. I managed to show Alex a few quick pics while there but it was not until we got home and really looked at what we took did we see the REAL surprise. I have attached our photos below.

Thanks again for a memorable experience! We all had a blast!

AM
Kissimmee,FL
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Tip: You may want to bring a light jacket as it does get a little chilly during the night tour

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0422niccih
"3rd time ghost tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2019 NEW
I’ve been on the ghost tour at Ripleys 3 times so far, it’s always a different experience and always fun! I’ve had Colleen as my guide at the castle all three times luckily as she is amazing. She’s so passionate when she’s telling the story of what happened there 75 years ago. I’m sure I will be back again and will continue to cross my fingers that I get Colleen as my tour guide! I would love to be able to personally hear her story of what she experienced at the castle on April 12th (don’t remember the year) maybe one day I’ll get lucky!! Until then keep up the great work Ripleys, staff, and definitely Colleen 👻
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JuanIglesias3
"Excellent, fun, and very interactive."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2019 NEW
Our train guide, Nicolas provided us with electricity magnetic devices and light pens. We travel through the coolest and haunted places in St. Agustine in a train. During the ride Nick told us interesting back story’s about our stops. After we stopped we got off and investigated using our devices. At the end with the help of two guiders we explore the weird inside of Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum.
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BridgetF1227
"Eh."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2019 NEW
We have visited St. Augustine multiple times and have gone on many ghost tours. I would say this one was my most underwhelming. It was family friendly and appropriate for children, but the places you go to and the stories told were not interesting.
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DisneyMaven7
Orlando, Florida
"Ripley’s Ghost Train Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2019 NEW
This was the highlight of our trip. We went for honey’s Birthday Celebration. We bought the combo package Red Train Tour & the Ripley’s Ghost Adventure. We did the 9 pm tour. It was dark & spooky with cool weather. It was perfect. Our ghost tour guide Jay was excellent. He had great stories & was funny. We had EMF meters & grid flashlights. Many tales were told about the ghosts in the various places we visited. It was really enjoyable. We took many photos & video. It was so interactive and we highly suggest this tour to everyone. We can’t wait to come back & try more tours. This is a definite must do in St. Augustine.
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Charles F
"Fun time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2019 NEW
The train tour was fun and interesting. The guide was very humorous! After the train ride we got to tour inside the building. The your guide, Collin, did an excellent job!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure

Where do the tours depart for the Ghost Train Adventure?
Tours begin at 8pm, please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to exchange your voucher. The Ripley’s Ghost Parlor is adjacent to castle entrance.


Where can I park?
FREE Parking is available.

How long is the Ghost Train Adventure?
This is a 90 minute tour.

Where are the Ghost Train stop points?
You’ll visit a real 16th century Timucuan Indian Burial ground, now known as the Fountain of Youth, AND the old Fairbanks Plantation, future site of the St. Augustine Haunted History Museum.

How many people experience paranormal stuff?
Count the legs of all the people around you and divide by two.  That’s how many different opinions you’re bound to receive concerning what is paranormal or what is an experience.  Here’s a simple way to narrow it down: 
Humans have five senses. But many people believe that certain energies are all around us, all the time, existing in a realm which is undetectable by these senses.

Are these meters real?
EMF meters are used by carpenters and electricians to find Electro-Magnetic Fields, hence the name.  Live wire might be a great song by AC/DC, but it’s a real bad thing to drill into.  Any steady flow of electrical current will be detected and shown as a steady level of light on your meter, but a quick burst of energy will trigger a quick burst of light.  Many paranormal investigators believe such a burst is energy given off by a spirit.  Our K-II meters are the same ones often used by the T.A.P.S. crew on TV’s “Ghost Hunters”.  We like ‘em ‘cause they light up real nice in the dark.

Should I use the flash on my camera?
Yes. Flash will not affect the appearance of energy orbs or ribbons.

What is the times for the Red Train Tour?
If you buy the combo ticket, our Red Trains are on the road at 8:30 a.m. and run continuous loops along our 24 stops until about 5 p.m. Please plan to start your tour by 4:30 pm to be sure you get back to your starting point.

Are there any restrictions? What about wheelchairs?
Our Red Trains require our guests to take one step approximately 13” off the ground. Fold-up wheelchairs and collapsible walking aids may be taken on the train, but guests must board under their own power.

What happens if it rains?
During inclement weather, our Red Train conductors will provide free ponchos for our guests. Our Red Trains will be pulled off the roads and will be directed to the safest location should extreme and dangerous weather conditions arise.

What if I’m only riding for one day?
All of our tickets for the Red Train are valid for 3 consecutive days from date of purchase.

When does the Ripley’s Haunted Castle Tour begin?
Typically it starts at 8pm, we suggest arriving 10-20 minutes prior.

Is the Haunted Castle good for children?
This tour may not be appropriate for children under 8 years old.

Is the Haunted Castle a walking tour?
Yes, you will walk through the castle. We suggest taking pictures and using the EMF meters to detect paranormal activity!