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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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Fun!
The guide we had Josephine was awesome! She played her character great! The tour was fun! I will be back again.
Rena_B, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in St Augustine

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
Good tour
Eveline_H, Jul 2021
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
Very different than pre-covid but everyone made the best of it and even had two stops. The stop were new and the tour guide was funny and very nice
star-5
Good way to get to destinations while learning history of town
behannold, Dec 2021
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great drivers and history of city. Easy way to get to the tours we wanted to see. Wish they went a little later, last pick up was 4:30 pm.
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!”
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Trolley favs
Carolyn_P, Dec 2021
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Drivers are great on these trolleys. It really helps not to walk the whole town. Wine stop is the best.
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Our tour guide was very...
Marie_T, Oct 2021
Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
Our tour guide was very nice and did amazing showing us around. It was an amazing experience! I would definitely do it again.
star-4
Fun hour hearing the local ghost stories
Laura_N, Nov 2021
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
Our guide was very entertaining. She engaged all of us and made things interactive. I liked that we were in a trolley and able to visit multiple sites.
star-5
Fun times!
Kristen_H, Oct 2021
Old Jail Museum Tour in St. Augustine
Great tour guide, funny and informational... Doc is highly recommended!! My kids had a blast and want to go back.
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Beautiful Day in St. Augustine
Tania_S, Nov 2021
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
We had a lovely afternoon aboard the trolley. Our Driver/ tour ,guide Dave was informative, patient and witty. It made for a very memorable afternoon. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed for the whole ride and did not get off.
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The oldest street with...
Jan_G, Nov 2021
St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
The oldest street with the magnolia trees The trolly drivers especially Kevin were great Only draw back were the other people on the train constantly talking (especially in Spanish ) and I found it hard to hear what the drivers were saying. So Rude
star-5
Fun!
Rena_B, Nov 2021
Haunted Trolley Tour of St Augustine
Tour guides were great! Very knowledgeable and fun! The wax museum skit was great. We enjoyed the tour and the haunted stops! It was a fun tour!

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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