As the Ancient City's original & leading historic tour operator for over 30 years, we're committed to educating visitors on the true and authentic history of St. Augustine.

We often hear from guests looking for inexpensive or free things to do here with their families, so we've decided to offer the following regular schedule of tours & events completely FREE of charge for ALL guests, both locals & visitors alike. This is part of our commitment of giving back to our community and to our guests.

(Please note advance reservations are required, and tour space is limited due to city regulations on tour sizes.)

FREE historic walking tours

free downtown historic walking tour

Explore Saint Augustine's unique history with your licensed professional guide on this one hour walking tour centered around downtown's historic city plaza area. From the struggles of our nation's first settlers to the glories of the Gilded Age, to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and up to our 450th anniversary, this tour is an excellent introduction to the ancient city from its early beginnings to now. Tours depart from the Tour St. Augustine office downtown on 4 Granada Street on Saturdays at 11am and also on Sundays at 2pm. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or BOOK ONLINE HERE.

free pirates & colonists history tour

Did someone say... PIRATES?!?! Arrrrgh! St. Augustine has certainly seen its share, and this is your chance to meet a friendly pirate or perhaps a colonial resident as you stroll through the colorful streets and along the historic bayfront. Hear tales of colonial Saint Augustine's early beginnings  and all of the attacks, sieges, fires and furies which this city has endured over the centuries! This one hour long walking tour departs from the Tour St. Augustine office downtown at 4 Granada Street on Thursdsay's at 6:00pm. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or BOOK ONLINE HERE.

free gilded age flagler-era history tour

The Flaglers were some of the city's most famous residents, responsible for many of the most beautiful and glamorous buildings constructed in town! On this fascinating hour long walking tour that's always a guest favorite, you'll learn how Henry Flagler transformed this sleepy little Spanish village into a playground for the rich and famous during the late 1800's. Highlights will include exterior tours of some of the magnificent structures built by Mr. Flagler, who was a partner in Standard Oil, as well as those built by his contemporaries... AND competitors. See the Ponce De Leon Hotel (now Flagler College) the Alcazar, and also the Casa Monica- as you learn about the dramas and intrigues of this fascinating era. If you're lucky, you may even encounter Mr. or Mrs. Flagler in person! Tours depart from the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada Street on select Sundays in September at 2pm, and also every Sunday during November and December. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or BOOK ONLINE HERE.

free History, mystery, & CRIME tour

Explore the ancient city's back alleys and roads less traveled on this hour long walking tour that explores the darker side of St. Augustine's history! True historic tales of deadly plagues, grisly murders, unsolved crimes, violent uprisings, pirate raids, bizarre medical procedures and more are all in store for you... if you dare! This is not a ghost tour but rather a true historic tour focusing on some of the town's lesser known, if not lesser talked about history. Tours depart at 2pm from the Tour St Augustine Inc office downtown at 4 Granada Street on select Sundays in September, and every Sunday in October. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or BOOK ONLINE HERE.

free nights of lights vip walking tour

Avoid the crowds and enjoy Saint Augustine's world-famous Nights of Lights up close and personal with your licensed tour guide on this hour long historic walking tour. Learn about unique colonial folklore and holiday traditions as you take in sites like the opulent Lightner Museum Courtyard, the Plaza de Constitucion, and the enchanting Bayfront... all amid the backdrop of over 2 million dazzling white lights & holiday cheer during this seasonal spectacular! Tours depart from the Tour St Augustine Inc office downtown at 4 Granada Street at 6:30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday night during the Nights of Lights season. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or BOOK ONLINE HERE.

FREE Myths & legends

of the ancient city tour

Sometimes history and legends combine, and on this enchanted tour you will learn about many of the legends of the ancient and the TRUE history behind them. Why is the bay called Matanzas, the Spanish word for massacre or slaughter? Can a rug be cursed? Is it true what they say about grave robbers? This fascinating one-hour walking tour of the historic downtown area lead by one of our professional tour guides will delve into this and so much more! Tours depart at 6pm from our downtown office on 4 Granda Street during select Saturdays in October. Call us at (904) 825-0087 or check the schedule and BOOK ONLINE HERE.

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florida resident discounts

on other tours

GHOST TOURS 50% OFF for Florida Residents!

The original Ghost Tours of St. Augustine Inc which was the very first tour company to begin researching and documenting the city's historic haunts over 30 years ago is currently offering 50% OFF for Florida Residents on all Ghostly Experience Walking Tours, Haunted Pub Crawls, Paranormal Investigations, and Private VIP Tours! For more information on the tours please visit their website at and call (904) 825-0087 to request the Florida resident rate.

FOOD & WINE TOURS $50 OFF Per Person for Florida Residents!

Foodies & culinary lovers are in luck! Florida's First Foodie Tour is now offering $50 OFF per person for all Florida residents on their City Walks Food & Wine Tours. These all-inclusive tours are the best way to explore a number of downtown's hottest restaurants all in one afternoon, without waiting around for reservations or in crowds. This truly VIP tasting tour was the city's very first that started over 18 years ago and is still the best, offering more food servings and wine pours than any other. For more information on the tours please visit their website at

St Johns County Resident FREE Nights on Ghost Tours!

Local county residents (with ID) will receive FREE admission on the Ghostly Experience Lantern-Lit Historic Walking Tours on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday nights, as well as FREE admission to the Paranormal Investigation Tours of the Fort Grounds on Wednesday & Thursday nights, space permitting. Note that you must call and request the local free rate (904) 825-0087 and more details can be found on our Florida & Local Resident Discounts page.