When it comes to history, St. Augustine does not bring an uplifting one. Instead, it brings a gruesome past with some torturous images. The Medieval Torture Museum features one of the most miserable moments of human history through sculptures and paintings that will give you the chills.
This museum has one of the most repulsive exhibitions and drawings, but if you want to learn about a time in history when torture and torment were commonplace, this is it. The presentations combine academic research, engravings, and historical documents from medieval times to illustrate one of the most suffering times.
This is not your typical museum where Renaissance sculptures and paintings are in every room. This is the first exclusive Medieval Torture Museum in the United States depicting hundreds of exhibits and executions.
At the venue, you will see creepy images and grotesque art that will make you feel like you're in one of Jigsaw's games.
The collection features cruelty, re-creating the atmosphere that prevailed throughout most of the Middle Ages. Within the 4,000-square-foot museum, you will see a collection of several hundred pieces created by decorators, sculptors, scientists and historians that shows how people were tortured and killed in the past.
This museum is not for the faint at heart. You will know the real nature of fear once you step into this fortress. You will see unusual items such as "The Chair of Inquiries" dotted with dense rows of sharply-honed spikes, Cutting of the Tongue paintings, masks of shame, and other things not even seen in horror films.
Admission to this museum costs $12.99 and you can purchase tickets in advance here.
Medieval Torture Museum
Address: 100 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Why you need to go: This museum features a collection of torture and gruesome images from the Middle Ages.