Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour

Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour
167 San Marco Ave St. Augustine , FL 32084
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. Most guests spend about 15 minutes at the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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Embark on a historical tour seeing the 19th-century Old Jail of St. Augustine that served this beautiful town from 1891 to 1953. Years of history reside in its walls and are just waiting to be told. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, this is a must-see when you're in the area. The tour is approximately 30 minutes long and you'll see historical reenactments, get to interact with the 'inmates', and learn from your knowledgeable guide. 

It has been renovated on the inside to give you a true look at what the world was like for these inmates in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are actors that play the parts of past jail occupants and you can even get booked as an inmate. You will see the women's cells, men's cells, and the maximum security cells! There is also a collection of artifacts and weapons in the museum. 
 

History of the Jail

If you walk by the jail, you may not even realize that what it is; this is no mistake. It was built to look like a hotel with a Romanesque Revival style. In 1891, Henry Flagler hired the company that would one day build Alcatraz (P.J. Pauley Jail Company) to construct a jail in the city, just north of downtown. He did not want the jail to create an eyesore for visitors, residents, or investors so he decided to disguise it. The barred windows were one of the only indicators that this was a jail; he still wanted it to be a fortress to keep the city safe. It served as the city's jail until 153 and during its working years, the jail held some of the area's most dangerous criminals. 
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Sandra Turner
GA
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"very interesting for all"
Good, very interesting for all, including the children.
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Tammy Van Deven
FL
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"It was fun and educational."
It was fun and educational. It did make me appreciate our lives today, and i felt a sense of sadness for the real people that had to live in that jail. The souvenir shop was nice, and the old time things. The tour guide was very good.
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Joe
Arkansas
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"Wow, this tour was so cool."
Wow, this tour was so cool. It really gave me a real sence of how it really was back then and how much we've changed in modern times.
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Ryan Holmstrom
FL
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"..tours are every 30 minutes"
The only thing done right because the tours are every 30 minutes. Not quite sure why times are required if its not one you get though.
Frequently Asked Questions for Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour?
    Guests typically spend about 45 minutes here - 30 for the tour, 15 at the museum.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Is Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Of course! Don't forget your cameras.
  • For what ages is Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour appropriate?
    This is great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Old Jail: 19th Century Jail Tour?
    Yes, free parking is available at the location.
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