St. Augustine, Florida: St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure MuseumAn animatronic Blackbeard, a porthole that emits pirate stink, several torture exhibits, a real treasure chest and Joly Roger flag, and other memorable displays. Formerly in Key West as the Pirate Soul Museum.
Pirate Soul Museum: Pat Croce is a wealthy man who loves what he calls "The Golden Age of Piracy" -- cutlass-swinging buccaneers such as Captain Kidd and Blackbeard. [02/27/2010] Complete Story...
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Really worth the stop. Full of original weaponry, a real treasure chest, and tons of primary docs. Great![RobandPam, 04/22/2011]
Formerly known as the Pirate Soul Museum when it was in Key West, it has just reopened in the heart of St. Augustine with a new name and a bigger building. The official ribbon slashing (with an authentic sword) happened on December 3.
It seems to have everything it had before (including the only real pirate treasure chest found so far and one of only two remaining authentic Jolly Roger flags that once flew on a pirate ship) and has added many new things ranging from static displays to totally immersive experiences.[Rich Braham, 12/16/2010]
Former Philly 76ers president Pat Croce opened his Key West, Florida pirate museum on Jan. 5, 2004 by cutting the ribbon with a pirate sword.... [01/07/2005] Complete News Story
A Pirate museum in downtown Key West will open in the fall of 2004, if all goes well. Former Philly 76ers president Pat Croce will bankroll the attraction, which will be built around his personal collection of pirate artifacts and memorabilia.... [01/18/2004] Complete News Story