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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Duration 45 minutes
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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
Full description
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.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Old Jail entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

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  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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The tour is presented by a "contemporary inmate" of the time the jail was run. It is scripted. A bit campy, but also informative. There are good displays throughout, as well as opportunities to really get a decent understanding of what it was like in the facility. This is probably one of those "must see" attractions when visiting St. Augustine.

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September 3, 2022

Great experience from greeter at the ticket box to the tour guide. Highly recommended.

June 17, 2022

Bobalew was an excellent guide. He had a great personality, was funny and friendly, and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about that dark time in our history.

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 21896