One of our favorite places visited on our trip to St Augustine was the Pirate Museum. It is a neat mix of history and pirate lore which appeals to kids and adults alike. My featured image above is a silver skull decorated with pirate related items. The museum includes lots of items like this – treasure items related to piracy on the high seas.
I think the thing that impressed me most about the museum was the explanation of how many of the most historically famous pirates were originally either part of or sponsored by the navies of the major colonial powers. You would think that we would learn from our own history how dangerous it is to train people in the use of military power and then think that you can just turn them off when you don’t need them anymore. Does the term military contractors sound familiar?
In any case, the museum is a really interesting and fun place to visit. Be sure to make the stop if you are in St Augustine!
Pirate & Treasure Museum – St Augustine, FL
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