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Authentic Old Jail

167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
904-829-3800
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Take a tour of an old jail from the 1800s and see the real living conditions for prisoners of the time. more »
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Coldwater, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was our 1st stop we made while staying in St. Augustine and we LOVED it!! Violet (aka Vi) was our tour guide and she did an outstanding job and really played the part very well. We would visit the Old Jail again if in St. Augustine.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Deputy clyde gave a very informative tour of the old jail. He stayed in character even when a young man kept insisting the year was 2014. I liked that we were allowed to walk around and explore the old jail and look without being rushed. Definitely worth visiting.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Amazing to find out that this jail was used until the 1950's. Looked like something out of the Wild West. Interesting collection of weapons, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Probably no better place represents haunted and old St. Augustine. We took our inlaws as they asked to see what we locals like to go to when we have free time so this was our first choice. The prisoner actor Bill is amazing and if your lucky, you will "run into" him. A must see if visiting the City!

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Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Absolutely loved it!! Violet was a GREAT tour guide and the whole thing was just AMAZING!!! Pricing was affordable too! Glad us and our good friends chose this as a destination on our St. Augustine trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My boys loved this place. They tried to stockade and birdcage. The actors did a really good job too! It looks a lot nicer than when I was a kid.

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tampa,fl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The guide was really quite entertaining as well as informative. Well worth the visit. We will totally go again next time we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited the Old Jail expecting the typical, cheesy tour and guide. Was pleasantly surprised to see the difference almost immediately. Our tour guide, Sadie Mae, was excellent. She immersed herself in the time the jail was operating and was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. Bought admission at a discount through the Old Trolley Tour at a savings. Highly recommended for families,... More

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A fun tour of an old jailhouse. The guide was great, provided a lot of history. Lots of photo opportunities inside and out.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I would suggest paying the money for the Ghosts and Gravestones tour which goes at night to this jail. More of a real feel for what it was like there...

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