Guided tour

The St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Guided Tour

The St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Guided Tour

From US$ 15.96 per person

Enjoy a guided tour led by the jailers of the St. Augustine Old Jail Museum. See the prisoners cells, maximum security, and a collection of weapons. This is a historic tour ideal for both adults and children.

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  • Enjoy a fun and informative outing for both kids and adults
  • Hear tales of justice and punishment
  • See the prisoners cells and visit maximum security
  • See a vast collection of weapons
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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 Perry. This is both a fun and informative historic tour for adults and children alike.
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    • People with mobility impairments
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    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    The meeting point is The Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine , FL 32084.

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    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.

    May 3, 2019

    Very informative about the history of the jail.

    We enjoyed the tour and the history story of the jail. Very informational.

    May 3, 2017

    Great time

    Awesome tour. Interesting look back at past of Florida jail. Great job Jimmy!

    March 8, 2017

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