Over the years, St. Augustine has tried to capitalize on its historic association with pirates. There’s even a large museum across from the old fort dedicated to the likes of Captain Kidd and Blackbeard.

But it doesn’t take paying admission to truly learn about St. Augustine’s unique maritime heritage.

The S.O.S Antiques shop features authentic nautical relics from iron ship parts to antique weaponry, jewelry and silver coins recovered from shipwrecks off Florida’s east coast. Each object has an intriguing story, something the shopkeepers are always eager to share with young and old alike.

Visiting S.O.S. is like visiting a museum – except everything is genuine and for sale at the right price.