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Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine

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Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Once a holding site for St. Augustine’s hardest criminals, the Old Jail Museum now offers visitors an educational look at life in the Nation’s Oldest City. Tour a maximum security area and regular cells alike that held prisoners until 1953, learning about fascinating historical accounts of criminal lives in St. Augustine as you go.
  • Tour of the Old Jail Museum in St. Augustine, including maximum security cells
  • Hear the tales of infamous criminals who once stayed here
  • Learn how executions were held in the gallows
  • See where the warden and his family lived just footsteps away
  • Niche history tour in the Nation’s Oldest City
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Admission to Old Jail
Transportation to/from attraction
Food and drinks
St. Augustine Old Jail closed on Christmas Day.

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

5/8/2020 - 2/5/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5 yrs. and younger are free
  • Free parking available
  • Reservations are not accepted; tours operate on a first come, first serve basis on the day of
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Museum is wheelchair accessible on lower floor only.
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the hours of operation for the Old Jail Museum?
A:We are open daily from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mar 2021
Q:
How often do tours depart at the Old Jail Museum?
A:Guided tours depart every 20 minutes beginning at 9:00 am.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is parking available for the Old Jail Museum?
A:Yes, there is free parking on site.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.

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Reviews

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star-5
Tour guide was great and...
Vincent_B
, Jan 2022
Tour guide was great and we learned a lot. Great photo opportunities. Get there early because it gets crowded quickly.
star-5
Great time! Woody is awesome!
Irina_R
, Dec 2021
My son and I had a great time! Lots of history and interesting facts. Our guide Woody was excellent. Thank you!
star-5
Great
Janie_P
, Dec 2021
Jacqueline was an exceptional guide…she made the tour very memorable..she a true asset to the tours.
star-5
Fun!
Rena_B
, Nov 2021
The guide we had Josephine was awesome! She played her character great! The tour was fun! I will be back again.
star-5
Our tour guide was very...
Marie_T
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was very nice and did amazing showing us around. It was an amazing experience! I would definitely do it again.
star-5
Fun times!
Kristen_H
, Oct 2021
Great tour guide, funny and informational... Doc is highly recommended!! My kids had a blast and want to go back.
star-5
Hokey but lots of fun
Pamela_R
, Oct 2021
The “jail bird” tour guides are funny and informative. The Old Jail Museum is in a small plaza with the St Augustine History Museum and the Oldest Store Museum. All 3 are hokey but well worth going through. Located right next door to the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, it is well worth the several hours you can spend in the museums and the Fountain of Youth park. And the parking for all 4 of these tourist spots is FREE. Free parking is extremely unusual in St Augustine.
star-5
Really vivid experience great for families.
Davidson_D
, Sep 2021
The actors were great, the experience felt real, the history was incredible - one of the best spots I've ever been for history. Love St Aug, and love this stop.
star-5
Life in Jail
Jodi_M
, Sep 2021
My husband and I visited the jail this week. Patrick our “Convict “ guide was very entertaining as well as informative on life in a jail in the 1800’s . What was surprising was the fact in closed in 1953. Would recommend for all ages.
star-5
"Scared Straight" pales to this jail experience.
Gregory_L
, Sep 2021
Our "prisoner" tour guide, Jack, had us in stitches throughout our visit in jail. Through all that joviality though, we were enlightened to the dark side of turn of the 20th century penal system.

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