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Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine

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icon30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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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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St. Augustine Old Jail closed on Christmas Day.
Old Jail Museum , 167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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.
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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
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Is parking available for the Old Jail Museum?
A:Yes, there is free parking on site.
Mar 2021
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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
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.
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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
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.
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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
See all safety measures taken by Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine.

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star-5
Great experience. Sad history
Vanessa_F
, Aug 2022
I work in a Jail so for me it was very interesting to see a different facility inside specially a small, old one. The history however is very sad. Highly recommended. Not sure if I would be one to bring kids inside.
star-4
We had an EMF reader with...
Charlotte_P
, Jul 2022
We had an EMF reader with us and we did get activity on it and had some communication. It was really cool!
star-5
Bertie is the best
Paula_Z
, Jun 2022
Bertie was our guide and she was excellent! She made the tour interesting and really fun. Favorite tour guide of the entire vacation!
star-4
jail house
Justin_G
, May 2022
We like how interactive the tour guide was with the tour. His acting and knowledge was great! Our children had a blast!
star-5
Fantastic tour
Alex_S
, May 2022
Amazingly well done, entire family had a blast, from young kids to mom/dad and grandma. Highly recommended
star-5
Excellent!
Margaret_M
, Apr 2022
Our guide was so much fun. Bobalow was great! The jail was amazing. The grounds were beautiful. The 4 of us enjoyed this experience!
star-1
We didn’t get to go...
Kristine_D
, Apr 2022
We didn’t get to go because by the time I got my tickets downloaded, then realizing that it wasn’t a ticket but rather a voucher that had to be redeemed, and the guide couldn’t tell us where to go to redeem the voucher for our tickets. We missed the last tour of the day, and wasted the money. Your ticket site wasn’t very friendly to us
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Kristine, I was sorry to read you had difficulty with your tickets. Please contact me directly at guestrelations@historictours.com
star-4
Old Jail Museum 😊
Cathy_B
, Feb 2022
Visited St. Augustine Florida for a few days. Had fun catching some of the sites. Went to visit the Old Jail Museum. The site was a lot of fun and informative.
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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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