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Authentic Old Jail

167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
904-829-3800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Jeremiah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was wonderful. Kinda pricy if your not there for the history but all in all we enjoyed it. May visit again someday.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting to see. My boys enjoyed it and asked lots of good questions. If you need a break from the beach check out this and the trolly tours.

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Rhode Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was great!! Very knowledgeable and engaging. He is dressed up and acts like one of the former inmates!!! It is great to hear how the jail was run so many years ago. Great history to read on the walls as well. You can get a free certificate of how you got out of jail. You can come... More

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Miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Step into the past as "convicts" where you are playfully toured around by your own "warden," the tour guide dressed in character for the role. Experience the origin of the term "jailbird" and visit the gallows for intriguing stories of hangings past. Step into the sheriff's family adjoining residence, then into the jail itself. There's the women's jail, the men's... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have visited the jail on several occasions and given tours by many different staff. We always have a great time and this trip in July as part of our family reunion was everything my son and I told the family to expect. We had a great time and on behalf of the family, Thank You for your wonderful hospitality.... More

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Rome, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of them very very interesting tours. The guide was interesting and the jail was in incredible shape for its age. It is not only historically correct, 80% of the sheriffs quarters furniture was still in there! This is a must see.

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Palm coast
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sherif Jim was the best tour guide ever would absolutely pay for it again. He was always in character no matter what was going on around him 2 thumbs way up

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Clarks Hill, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tour was nice and informative. The tourguide was very well informed and extra nice to our son. Worth checking out before heading out on the Trolley Tour.

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DeLand, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. The tour guide was incredible, funny, and perfect for her job. After our day of multiple tours and sightseeing was over I couldn't stop talking about this attraction. Perfect for all ages and reasonably priced I would go back in a heart beat. This is also one of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This jail is presented by an excellent actor who takes you back to when it was in use. In stead of a lecture about the jail, they present it to you and should not be missed. They still have the old gallows that was used into the 1950's and many interesting bits of information that you are sure to remember.... More

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