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St. Augustine Old Jail Tours and Activities

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St. Augustine Old Jail
Don’t let the friendly pink stucco exterior fool you. Although this building might look like an old-fashioned luxury resort, it was actually one of the most feared places in all of St. Augustine—the St. Johns County Jail. Built in 1891, the jail housed prisoners until 1953, when it opened to the public for tours.

The Basics
Tours of the building—today simply known as the Old Jail—give you the chance to see how some of Florida’s toughest fugitives lived while locked away. Led by a costumed guide, step into a maximum security cell, visit the sheriff’s house and gallows, and check out a collection of weapons from the early 20th century.

Book your Old Jail tour in advance to skip the line at the ticket office. Or, for a spookier experience, go after dark as part of a haunted tour of historic St. Augustine. The Old Jail is also a stop on the city’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing trolley.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Take your camera for a jail-cell photo op.
  • Admission is free for children under age 6.

How to Get There
Located next to the main trolley station in St. Augustine’s Old Town, the Old Jail is within walking distance of several other sights. If you’re getting there from farther afield, take the trolley, or a taxi or rideshare.

When to Get There
The Old Jail is typically open daily year-round (except on Christmas), with guided tours every 20 minutes. Haunted tours take place after dark.

What’s Nearby
St. Augustine Old Town is home to some of the city’s top historic attractions. Before or after your tour of the Old Jail, head to the Oldest Store Museum, a recreated general store from 1908. Or, pay a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum to explore the city’s 500-year past, as well as the people who made St. Augustine what it is today.
Address: 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, Florida 32084, USA
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Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine

Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine

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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.
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St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Explore the best of St Augustine on this narrated Old Town trolley tour. See more than 100 points of interest such as the Old Jail, Flagler College, and Spanish Colonial neighborhoods. Discover more about America’s oldest city, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, from your friendly and informative conductor who shares interesting narration about St. Augustine's history.
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Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

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Explore the best that St Augustine has to offer with admission to three historic attractions plus a hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. Visit the Old Jail, the St Augustine History Museum and the Oldest Store Museum Experience, plus more than 100 other points of interest among the city’s top attractions. Board the trolley at any of the 22 stops. It's a great way to see everything St Augustine has to offer.
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Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine

Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine

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St. Augustine’s original “frightseeing” tour is an evening of fear and fun. Board Ghosts and Gravestones' Trolley of the Doomed for a spooky ride through St. Augustine's sinister past. Listen to stories of the ghosts and ghouls believed to still wander the streets of the town as you pass haunted hot spots. Expect a tour so scary, it should come with a warning.
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St. Augustine Private Golf Cart Tour

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St. Augustine Private Golf Cart Tour

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This tour offers the opportunity to view the most important landmarks in the entire city. This is a private tour only for your group. Slow moving vehicle allow for a better experience. Easy to get in and out of the vehicle. Covers downtown as well as the north side of St Augustine.
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2 Day History Tour at St. Augustine

2 Day History Tour at St. Augustine

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Since 1998 Ancient City Tours has operated as a receptive tour operator in St. Augustine. We now bring our expertise to you, your family and or group. These special packages are available exclusively by us because of our reputation and relationships with the attractions owners themselves. Have you ever visited a strange or new town and wished you had a local friend to call? With Ancient City Tours that is exactly our focus. We are here for you before, during, and after the tour. Call us and see why it better when it is an Ancient City Tours Tour! Upon booking your tour, we will contact you about your arrival and have your tickets ready at your hotel or other convenient location. Your parking pass will be included with your tickets, Please remember there is an additional $20.00 deposit required on the parking card which will be cheerfully refunded when the pass is returned to us! This tour is at your leisure. Tour Guides are available if needed or requested at additional expense.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Augustine Old Jail can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 St. Augustine Old Jail tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Augustine Old Jail costs USD 14.90. Guided St. Augustine Old Jail tours start around USD 14.90 per person. See all 5 St. Augustine Old Jail tickets and tours on Viator.
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