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Explore the Nation’s Oldest City aboard St. Augustine’s original sightseeing tour! Our knowledgeable drivers will take you down the city’s historic streets on this fully narrated tour, highlighting more than 100 historical points of interest.

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Explore the Nation’s Oldest City aboard St. Augustine’s original sightseeing tour! Our knowledgeable drivers will take you down the city’s historic streets on this fully narrated tour, highlighting more than 100 historical points of interest.

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What You Should Know

Ripley’s Red Train Tours are the most fun and entertaining way to learn about St. Augustine. Put down the map and kick up your feet as your driver takes you on a fully narrated journey highlighting the city’s unbelievable story spanning hundreds of years. In addition to our daily tours of the city, be sure to check out our seasonal adventures, from holiday lights to twisted history.

All tours require advance reservations. Please check our ticketing site for available times.

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Ripley’s Red Express

Our energetic and knowledgeable drivers will have you laughing and gasping your way through the Nation’s Oldest City on this fully guided, one-hour experience! Climb aboard the all-new Red Express and take in the sights and charms of St. Augustine, discovering more than 100 points of historical interest, including the extraordinary Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Tours depart from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! You must reserve your tour online. Please check our calendar for availability and booking.

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Ripley’s Red Express Sights

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Castillo de San Marcos

After a total of nine wooden structures were destroyed by enemies and nature, the Spanish began work on this coquina stone fortress in 1672.

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City Plaza

The Plaza de la Constitución was established by the Spanish as our tiny colony’s public square about 200 years before the American Revolutionary War.

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The Villa Zorayda

This Moorish Revival styled castle was built by millionaire philanthropist Franklin Smith in 1883 as the nation’s first poured concrete structure. It now houses relics and antiques, including a 2,400-year-old Egyptian cat-hair rug.

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The Old Jail

Looking more like a resort than a maximum-security facility, the original structure was built in 1891 by Henry Flagler. Although it has been restored throughout the years, it looks very much the way it did when it opened.

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Flagler College

Once the grand Ponce de León Hotel, this majestic building now serves as the main campus of Flagler College and features a large collection of Tiffany glass in its dining hall.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Opening in 1950, this is the first permanent Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, now filled with more than 800 exciting exhibits and interactives.

Hair Raising History Train Tour

Ripley’s Hair-Raising History Train Tour

Experience St. Augustine after dark, when the truth behind murders, massacres, and mysterious happenings is uncovered. Filled with twisted history and haunting stories, Ripley’s Hair-Raising History Tour will introduce you to the darker side of our Nation’s Oldest City. This fully narrated, 60-minute tour is recommended for mature audiences only.

  • 60-minute guided train tour.
  • Ages 18+ only.
  • Weather permitting.
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Nights of Lights

Nights of Lights

Reserve Your Row on the Red Train!

Experience the wonder of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights on Ripley’s Red Train—nightly from November 21 through January 30.

• Reservations for Nights of Lights Tours will be made by row—not by person.

• Each row is 68 inches long and can accommodate up to four (4) guests.

• Multiple rows may be reserved to meet your group’s needs.

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ABOUT THE TOUR

Experience the wonder of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights on Ripley’s Red Train—nightly from November 21 through January 30.

Tours are approximately 30 minutes and begin and end at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, located at 19 San Marco Ave.

Listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic, Nights of Lights illuminates all of St. Augustine with over two million white lights. Wear your complimentary Red Train magic glasses and see them twinkle and dance to your favorite holiday carols right before your very eyes! Encompassing about 20 blocks of the Nation’s Oldest City, Ripley’s Red Train provides one of the best ways to take in the magic of this special event.

Free parking is available for guests during their tour on a first come, first serve basis. Extended parking is prohibited.

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on all reserved tours. For a full a refund, you must cancel a minimum of 24 hours prior to your scheduled tour time.

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Ripley’s Red Express

DAILY: You must reserve your tour online. Please check our calendar for availability and booking.

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