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  • St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

    1. St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

    St. Augustine is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, antiquated buildings and its significance to the shaping of America. With this St. Augustine combo package you can explore the city, with entrance to the Old Jail, access to the Oldest Store Museum and a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Visit more than 100 points of interest in St. Augustine at your own pace.  Your guided tour of the Old Jail will be led by the jailers and includes a close-up view of the men’s and women’s cells, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. When you visit the Old Store, you will step back in time to discover the latest and best time-saving miracles from 1900. Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil sal...

    It was awesome and the guides were very knowledgeable and very personable as well. They really made every aspect of their presentation real. Great job!!!

  • The St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Guided Tour

    2. The St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Guided Tour

    St. Augustine’s Old Jail was built in 1891 and held prisoners for over 60 years. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this old jail is testament to a bygone age in American culture. Enjoy this compelling tour of the jail, led by an expert guide. Glimpse the cell blocks, gallows, and sheriff’s quarters. Your guided tour includes a close-up view of the men and women’s quarters, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. Learn about the living conditions of the jail, and see where death-row prisoners were kept. You will see where the sheriff and his wife and children lived right upstairs from the prisoners. Learn about how they used their kitchen to prepare meals for the inmates. The Old Jail deputies will entertain you with tales of justice and punishment when Florida was America's southernmost frontier. You might even meet America’s most feared sheriff–Joe...

    It was a great time on the tour, hearing the stories of what it was like in the Jail and the events that took place. We were allowed to take pictures.

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What people are saying about Old Jail

Definitely do this tour. The trolley was easy to use, running every 10 to 15 minutes This combo pack also had tickets to the old jail which was very interesting although the guide was a bit scary. Also ticket to the old store museum which again was interesting especially all the old bikes on the ceiling

Loved the history.. most done at one’s own pace. One of my favorite directed tours was the store. “Orville” was a fantastic tour guide/ store keeper. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Good gift shops.. only exception was the Fountain of Youth— really tacky things in there.

Amazing experience.

Interesting experience with great guidance of Sheriff's deputy. His presentation aimed to imagine the tough situation of the prisoners. Nothing to do with human rights.

It was awesome and the guides were very knowledgeable and very personable as well. They really made every aspect of their presentation real. Great job!!!

At the oldest jail Jach is the best guide! And I had a blast with Tracy on the trolley.