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The 13 Keys
Scavenger Hunts and Mystery Games

St. Augustine, Florida

An amazing way to see St. Augustine Florida. Whether it's your first visit or you've lived here your entire life, there is something new for you to discover in St. Augustine with over 14,000 years of documented history, and The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery is the way to find it!

With thorough and in-depth research, we present the interesting and untold histories and mysteries of the Nation's Oldest City, while utilizing fun and challenging puzzles and riddles to create a unique experience that everyone can enjoy!

What is a scavenger hunt?

noun: a game, typically played in an extensive outdoor area, in which participants have to collect a number of miscellaneous objects.

What is The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery?

verb: The action of having an amazing time hunting clues, solving puzzles, and immersing yourself in the history and mysteries of the Oldest City. The 13 Keys Scavenger is known to evoke excitement, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment, as well as gaining an astute knowledge of St. Augustine.

In other words, it's really, really fun and you'll be smarter when you're done.

The 13 Keys
Scavenger & Mystery

Scavenger Hunts and Mystery Games

Solve puzzles, answer riddles, and take part in challenges as you enjoy a self-guided adventure through historic St. Augustine at your own pace as you unlock facts, discover mysteries, & explore the fascinating history of the Oldest City, St. Augustine.
History, Haunted, Romance of St Augustine courses avaialble.

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The Timeless Lens
Photo Tour

Photo Fun Tour with a Professional Photographer

St. Augustine has been a photo-worthy destination for hundreds of years! This unique walking tour combines interesting tidbits of history and quality keepsake photos of your group taken along the walk. Your licensed guide is a professional photographer and will create timeless photo mementos at several historic locations.

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Scavenger Hunts

St. Augustine, FL

The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery has a game for you with several categories to choose from. History, Haunted, or the Romance of St Augustine, with new adventures being added soon. You and your team explore famous sites and find hidden gems around St. Augustine with this scavenger hunt across 13 "key" locations.

Wind around town and take in the breathtaking architecture, famous landmarks, and picturesque locations and make exciting discoveries as you follow the clues, answer questions and solve riddles, puzzles and challenges. All while enjoying time with your own group or family.

Explore St Augustine the way you want to. Take your time and stop and eat, drink, check out the unique shops or amazing attractions along the way. Make it a day or make it a race. Feeling a bit competitive? Set your stopwatch and see if you can beat the fastest time.

Your guide is available to you the entire time via text to help with any questions you have about anything. They can help with clues, hints, and even great places to enjoy along the way. See St Augustine your way with The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery.

People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Haunted games with scared faces. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Nights of lights games with under the light tunnel. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger History game with having fun at their start location. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
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See St. Augustine your way!

The 13 Keys Scavenger & Mystery games are the perfect way to see St. Augustine in a whole new way...your way! Each game is at your own pace so that you can stop along the way and experience all that St. Augustine has to offer. You participate with only your own group so... eat, drink, explore, and experience the city the way you want to!
A day of discovery and adventure awaits you

How it works

Interested in our scavenger games? Book your tickets, stop in and get your gear and a few instructions, and you are on the path to find fun and adventure! Your team will follow clues and directions, with the help of a compass, to get around town and hunt for the 13 key locations to unlock answers at each location, while solving puzzles and riddles along the way. Stay connected with your guide via text the entire time, so you can ask any questions, get additional clues, or even find great places to experience along the way in this beautiful old city. The average course is approximately 1.5 miles takes 2.5 hours to complete.

It's just your group, so you can stop along the way and see the city the way you want to. Stop and eat, drink, shop or take in all the museums, galleries and unique shops along the way. See things you've never noticed about St. Augustine. Enjoy it your way!

Join the fun!

Enjoy the old city your way! Join the adventure at The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery. Follow the clues, solve the puzzles and find the key locations and unlock the answers all while exploring the Oldest City. Book your group's day of fun at The 13 Keys Scavenger and Mystery now, located in the heart of the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. This hidden gem is perfect for families, couples, friends, wedding parties, or corporate looking to book a fun day of activities while learning about local history, going on a ghosts hunt, or exploring the beauty and architecture of the Oldest City. Discover things you may have never known about St Augustine’s rich history, architecture, and landmarks while taking the time to see the city your way!

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Reviews

People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger History games at the their start location. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
Highly recommend...

We had so much fun doing the self guided haunted scavenger hunt! This is a great way to see parts of St. Augustine that you would walk right by as well as learn some history and get a little scared at the same time! I took my adult daughters and 2 teenage granddaughters who loved it so much. Wear good walking shoes as you'll get some exercise! Highly recommend!!

Teri
United States
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Haunted game at a checkpoint location near the fountain at the Lightner Museum in St Augustine. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
Interactive and informative...

"The scavenger hunt was not only interactive and informative but challenging enough to require concentration which made it fun. I got a two hour tour of the city and saw lots of sites that helped me determine what I wanted to do with the rest of my time here. What really stood out is the character of the hosts. It began raining during my scheduled hunt time and we had to call it quits less than halfway through. Heather went above and beyond, allowing us to finish the next day which was no only a holiday, but a day they aren't typically open for the scavenger hunt. Lastly, she gave us advice where to find a good brunch spot. She recommended a French/Greek bistro off the beaten path which ended up being FANTASTIC. My girlfriend and I got a hell of a value with this booking!"

Zach
United States
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Nights of Lights game having fun with Elf hats on. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
This scavenger hunt was perfect...

"Super fun way to see and learn about St. Augustine. It was our first time to visit the bustling city of St. Augustine and we wanted to get to know about the city in a unique way! This scavenger hunt was perfect! It would be for all ages but it does require patience with each other and to just enjoy the experience. The hunt is well thought out and easy to follow but just interesting enough to keep you engaged! We learned lots! The hosts, Steve and Heather, were Amazing! "

Rebecca
United States
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger History game with funny faces at the Old Market. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
We are still talking about it...

"Don't Miss It! A clever and super-fun way to explore and learn about St. Augustine. Heather and Steve are delightful hosts and stay in touch with you during your exploration. We spent closer to 3 hrs. (and happily so!) and didn't feel we were off the mark speed-wise. It's just great fun and we are still talking about it. St. Augustine is the perfect place for this kind of introduction."

Bronwen
United States
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Haunted games with scared faces. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
We had a blast...

"13 Keys Scavenger Hunt is a super fun way to get to know St Augustine! We had a blast, made new friends and learned a lot!"

Carla
United States
People playing the 13 Keys Scavenger Nights of Lights games under the beautiful Christmas lights. Stylized as a polaroid photo.
Great adventure...

"This was a fun way to see parts of the city that I might have missed otherwise! Great adventure."

Laraine
United States

The Oldest City St Augustine, Florida

Visit St. Augustine

Our city is unlike any other city in the country because of its unique scenery and colorful history. This old city has a small-town feel to it, yet it has a lot to offer. When visitors stroll along the brick-lined streets and take in the city's Spanish, British and European character, which includes centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and much more, it's easy to see why. There's lots of history to discover at Saint Augustine, with over 450 years of it!

St. Augustine is noted for its great restaurants, which provide a variety of dishes reflecting the town's heritage, in addition to its amazing lineup of top-rated hotels, resorts, and bed & breakfasts. Add in the city's world-class galleries and museums, boutiques and outlet shopping, theater and live music, and 42 miles of beautiful beaches, and you've got yourself a winning combination.

Photo of the Old Fort in St Augustine Florida. Sunset with a sunny background.

Historic St. Augustine

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the United States' oldest continually occupied settlement of European and African-American descent. The Spanish established in St. Augustine 42 years before the English colonized Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. St. Augustine, Florida is this nation's first enduring settlement.

Haunted St. Augustine

St. Augustine has been a settlement for four centuries, aside from our Native history reaching upwards of 14,000 years! It's only logical that the ancient city would have its fair share of mysterious tales. Many visitors believe the Nation's Oldest City is also the most haunted after wandering our brick streets and visiting historical landmarks that have withstood the test of time.

Beautiful St. Augustine

The Ancient City of St. Augustine is positioned between Northeast and East Central Florida, and is close to the airports of Jacksonville, Orlando, and Daytona. The moderate climate of North Florida is ideal for wandering through St. Augustine's charming historic center, which features old brick streets, small cafes, taverns, unusual boutiques, and bed and breakfast inns. Experience the splendor of a beautiful early morning as locals and tourists alike start out on foot to explore the historic landmarks, pristine beaches, and all this unique city has to offer!

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