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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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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 - 9/22/2022
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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
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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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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
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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
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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
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What is the maximum group size during Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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star-5
"Scared Straight" pales to this jail experience.
Zynette_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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Old Jailhouse tour
Diane_K
, Aug 2021
We had a really great time during our tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We were able to explore on our own after the tour was over. It was appropriate for children as well. I would recommend this experience.
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Vacation
Adriana_B
, Aug 2021
It was something really exciting for the kids also for myself. I love St Augustine and all about the city has to offer.
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For younger crowd or a family.
Shae_M
, Jul 2021
Definitely for families or a younger crowd. We ended up leaving mid tour. They didn't check our mobile tickets either so I'm sure you could just walk up and join. Also, they do call on you quiet a lot so if you're not comfortable with that sort of thing I'd say skip out.
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Enjoyed every minute
MelissaJazmine_P
, Jun 2021
So much fun!!! Deft have to take my children one day . It was very interesting and he told the story in a funny way. I really enjoyed it
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We are delighted you enjoyed the tour. We will be sure to share your kind words with the rest of the team.
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star-4
Great place to visit
V_S
, Jun 2021
The interesting history of thus jail was fascinating. I would liked to have heard more about the hauntings in the building and the grounds.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Feedback from our guests is one of the best ways we learn how to improve the visitor experience. Thank you for taking the time to share yours. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Very informative and entertaining
Elizabeth_K
, Jun 2021
Ticket lady was very rude, but the tour guide Patrick was fantastic! Learned a lot of interesting and cool facts. He kept us entertained and laughing the entire time. I would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad Patrick was a fantastic tour guide.
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Bucky and Ghost Hunt after Dark
Ashley_J
, May 2021
Old Jail was great. Bucky and Jasper did a fantastic job. We then did the ghost tour and loved it. We had Jeremy aka Jasper in the morning. He was amazing. Need to raise his wanted money because we had that good.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we are so pleased that you had such a good time. We look forward to having you come back and visiting us again!
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Am enjoyable visit !
MaryAnn_A
, Apr 2021
I enjoyed the historical part. Also thebuilding itself was very unique... for a jail ! However I wish we were given a little more time to get photos outside and in the lower part of the building. We were a very small group.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are glad you enjoyed the historical part. We hope you will join us again.
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Fun
Danielle_V
, Apr 2021
So much fun and informational. Great for all ages! Our guide Jasper was the best kept us entertained and informed.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for letting us know Jasper was an entertaining host. We will be sure to share your comments with him and the rest of the team.
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