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St. Augustine Old Jail

Completed in 1891, the jail housed prisoners for over 60 years. It is one of the few surviving 19th century jails.

Explore the sheriffs quarters where he and his wife lived adjacent to 72 prisoners. Guests can visit the male and female cells, maximum security area and see a large collection of used weapons.

Take a guided tour with our jailers.

You will be CAPTIVATED with the jail, built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler, to resemble a fine hotel. Enjoy a guided tour through the sheriff's quarters where he and his family lived adjacent to 72 prisoners. Guests can visit the male and female cells, maximum-security area, the gallows which ended the lives of numerous criminals on this site, and a large collection of guns used in actual crimes!

Our deputies will share tales of justice and punishment when Florida was America's southernmost frontier. Meet the south's most feared sheriff, Joe Perry.

Amenities

  • Operating Times: Daily. 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

  • Closed Christmas Day.

 

  • Tours depart continuously every 20 minutes.

 

  • Duration: 30 minutes

 

  • Booth Location: Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.


  • Handicap Accessible: Tour is handicap accessible though some areas may be restricted. Please call ahead for more information.

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