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St. Augustine Old Jail
St. Augustine Old Jail

St. Augustine Old Jail

Free admission
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 32084

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.

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Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
$15.96 per adult
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Tour guide was great and...
Tour guide was great and we learned a lot. Great photo opportunities. Get there early because it gets crowded quickly.
Vincent_B, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in St Augustine

star-5
The trolley was the way to go!
JBURNSCAMPBELL, Jan 2022
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Very accessible, easy to hear guide, trolley was clean., Driver, Doc, was very patient with a mobility impaired rider getting on and off. Pepper, the driver was great too! THE BEST PART…We left our backpack on the trolley , went to one of the booths … it was at a different stop… it was shuttled back to us within 10 minutes.
star-5
Loved it.
Teresa_G, Sep 2021
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
We did this tour a few years ago. Due to covid things were different however we learned so much more than we did during the previous tour. Great tour guide too.
star-5
Great tour!!
Christine_B, Aug 2021
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Kendall was our guide and she was great. Extremely informative and engaging. The tour itself was 90 minutes and didn’t drag for a moment. She was very safety conscious, which I can appreciate, but not in a unnerving idea at. Kendall was personable and showed enthusiasm for the sights that excited her. I would come back and do this tour again in a heart beat.
star-5
Nice tour guide.fun trip.
steven_b, Jan 2022
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
Best part was the dark trip through the wax museum.good stories told of ghost and previous people photos of ghost
star-5
Good experience.
Joel_F, Jan 2022
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great experience. Fun way to see the town and learn you way around. Great history info. Drivers were courteous and helpful.
star-5
We loved the humor and...
Paul_G, Jan 2022
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
We loved the humor and knowledge of our drivers and continued to learn new facts each time! This is our second time on the trolley and we will do it again!
star-4
Trolley tour 👍 👍
David_I, Jan 2022
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great way to see the town without driving yourself. We liked jumping off and investigating various areas without having to find a parking place. Town was very busy. We were picked up at the stops within 5-10 minutes- very nice. The historical information given on the ride is very interesting. Sometimes a bit hard to hear. We highly recommend the trolley tour for your next visit.
star-5
Great for families.
Robert_G, Jan 2022
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
The tour was great. Tour narrator was awesome. They even allowed us to add 2 family members at the last minute.
star-5
Great time! Woody is awesome!
Irina_R, Dec 2021
Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
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
Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
Jacqueline was an exceptional guide…she made the tour very memorable..she a true asset to the tours.
star-4
Tour was nice but driver...
Kathy_B, Dec 2021
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
Tour was nice but driver ‘Summer’ kept repeating rules and regulations every time we stopped even if no one new got on. She kept repeating and repeating “no talking, no cell phone, don’t get off trolley till u hear whistle” etc. No new people were getting on and she would repeat rules again and again! And she would say every time “AND MY NAME IS SUMMER!”
star-5
Well worth it!
Mary_P, Jan 2022
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
Enjoyed going inside the Old Store and getting to stop at the Tolomato cemetery. It was nice to not just be a ride along. Our ghost guide was great!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Take your camera for a jail-cell photo op.

  • Admission is free for children under age 6.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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