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Address: 167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
Phone Number: 904-829-3800
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Interesting and sobering

This is a different kind of experience, sobering, but very informative and an interesting experience. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, informative, and added much needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a different kind of experience, sobering, but very informative and an interesting experience. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, informative, and added much needed humor. Went back to the jail at night at the Ghost & Gravestones tour. Creepy indeed!!

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Central Florida, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour, very informative. They really try to give you the mind set of both the time period and the lives of the prisoners it housed. There were several families with children during our tour, i'm not quite sure they understood the conditions the guide was explaining and they didn't seem as entertained as the adults were. Over... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took our grandsons to the historic old jail museum and had a blast. The guides are dressed as inmates and the tour was informative and interesting for all ages. Good stories about the inmates that resided there. We were able to go into the jail cells for fun photos. Recommend visiting this museum, especially if you have children with... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We bought this tour as part of the trolley package at old town trolley tours. Which I recommend doing by the way, it saves a few bucks if you plan on seeing the attractions. Anyway, I wasn't expecting much, just a quick fact based tour of architecture and jail life etc., but I was pleasantly surprised by our tour guide,... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great family place to visit learn history behind this old jail. The tour guides such as bucky are great and provide you with a lot of info. You can see the actual hanging stalls and who was last in them. Also see the confiscated weapons of the prisoners and the old jail sheriffs house/office with a real shotgun in... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family visited here on 6/28/15. We had Bucky as a tour guide and he was great! my kids and husband and I love it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

As we toured through the Old Jail and heard stories of how the jailbirds used to toss the buckets of feces and fluids through the bars - you could almost smell the stank ghosts that most certainly filled the cells.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Why pay big bucks to see VERY OLD plaster statues sitting in make believe cells? The whole place reeks of creepy. And I don't mean in huge good scary sense. You're simply creeped out gat you were suckered into this joint

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Authentic Old Jail, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The Old Jail was built in 1891 and held prisoners for over 60 Years in ,possilbly, the most horrid conditions. We haven't changed a thing, with the exception of sanitizing that which was not sanitary.... More 

Peasmarsh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A super tour by Bucky who was very informative well versed in his subject and very interesting. We all loved the tour however everything closes a little early.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A great tour, with lots of interesting facts, made a lot of fun by our guide,we bought this ticket included with our trolley bus ride ticket, it is part guided, then you can spend as long as you like in the old jail by yourself, you can take lots of photos here, especially of the gallows, and birdcage, which you... More 

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Address: Address: 167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
Phone Number: 904-829-3800
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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