St. Augustine Old Jail Museum
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Attractions & guided tours

St. Augustine Old Jail Museum

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See where men and women were held for over 60 years
  • Learn of the dark history that lies beyond the jail walls
  • View an arsenal of weapons and artifacts used to torture prisoners
What to expect

Home to prisoners for over 60 years, the Old Jail in St. Augustine looks more like a resort than a maximum-security facility. The original structure was built in 1891 by Henry Flagler, and although it has been restored and renovated throughout the years, it looks very much the way it did when it opened over a century ago.

Today, you can take a guided tour of the Old Jail, learn about the many prisoners and practices that took place here and see where the Sheriff and his wife and family lived— adjacent to where the prisoners were housed.

Meet Sheriff Joe Perry who had a reputation as being a harsh and strict warden – one of the toughest in the South. Walk through the men’s and women’s cells and see where executions took place in the gallows. Discover the history behind judicial practices in the 19th century and see an array of weapons and artifacts.

Adults and children are thoroughly entertained by costumed actors who portray deputies from the early days and everyone gets a chance to try and escape! The Old Jail is one of just a few prisons of its kind still standing and makes for a great sightseeing and history adventure.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 4-12)
    • Children (ages 3 and under): free
    Where

    167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA

    Meeting point:

    Booth location at Old Jail on San Marco Avenue. Free parking is located at the Old Jail.

    What to remember
    • Reservations are not required
    • Museum is wheelchair accessible on lower floor only
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    When
    • Daily 9.00am-4.30pm
    • Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve 9.00am-3.00pm
    • Closed on Christmas Day
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    Provider
    Historic Tours of America
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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