Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore

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This old building is a favorite stop for tourists. It was built in 1739 but was moved to its current spot in 1887. It has been a medicinal/drugstore for most of its history. It is now open to the public and has a very large gift shop inside. You can still see all kinds of weird and wacky remedies and elixirs from days gone by.

The building is also reported to be quite haunted – photographic anomalies and EVPs have been recorded here.

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31 Orange St
St Augustine, FL 32084
United States

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29.897538010272434, -81.31492183432385
St. Johns County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Saint Augustine, FL (0.2 mi.)
Villano Beach, FL (2.9 mi.)
Saint Augustine South, FL (3.8 mi.)
Saint Augustine Beach, FL (4.4 mi.)
Saint Augustine Shores, FL (6.0 mi.)
Butler Beach, FL (7.4 mi.)
Crescent Beach, FL (9.6 mi.)
Marineland, FL (16.9 mi.)
Hastings, FL (17.0 mi.)
Palm Valley, FL (19.8 mi.)

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  1. during a Ghost Tour, I watched the bare lightbulbs swing in circle so fast they almost touched the celling. then stop and sit stock still…

  2. During a recent visit on a Ghosts and Gravestones Tour, my daughter passed out inside of the drugstore. We went to the hospital to be checked out and left with no medical reason for fainting. She believes a spirit drained her energy.

  3. In July of 2009 I was on a tour – and got a bunch of weird pictures here. One was a like a ghost – a man’s image you could see through – standing right beside our tour guide – imitating her movement. Some pictures with the lights on the ceiling in streaks and zig zags and red fog in the pictures too. I showed some of the pictures to some employees on another trip – and they identified the man ghost as one of the owners of the store. I only got my unusual pictures using a flash … nothing unusual when taken without a flash.

  4. During a recent ghost tour inside the building, I suddenly became so dizzy I almost fell over. The room started spinning. I had to hold on to my husband. A few minutes later the guide mentioned I was standing in front of the most poisonous case in the drug store and it was believed that back in the day, one of the men tried to poison his wife with the elixirs.

  5. I’ve been back a couple of times since, including last year with my husband and son with no occurrences, but a big one happened around 2006 when I was there with my sister, brother in law and nephews. We had just finished the tour from the Spanish hospital and they left us near the Protestant graveyard in front of the drugstore. We were in there earlier for the tour and it was the last tour literally almost near midnight. Everything was obviously closed and locked. My nephew and his other uncle jokingly tried to open the door. They both tried and it was obviously locked. As soon as we walked away, we heard a click and the door just slowly opened. My brother in law tried looking to see if anyone was there and nothing. Nobody was even around and the tour guides had already walked back towards the hospital.

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