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Authentic Old Jail

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Address: 167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
Phone Number: 904-829-3800
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My daughter& 3 friends wanted to see the Old Jail. They loved it & are excited about coming back & doing a haunted tour there. I saw the History Museum accessed from inside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter& 3 friends wanted to see the Old Jail. They loved it & are excited about coming back & doing a haunted tour there. I saw the History Museum accessed from inside the gift shop& lovedvit. It was interesting enough but I could go at my own pace. Saw a lot of interesting artifacts & learned more than I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed learning about the Old City Jail. Our guide had a lot of fun staying in character! Entertaining,history,fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The jail itself is neat, but the tour was cheesy. This is another thing in the town that is designed for people who like stupid-cheesy. The tour is drawn out to justify the cost for the thing. Anything with this company should be avoided like the plague. If you toured with out the guide it would take 20 min max... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was my daughter's first time here (as part of a school field trip) and she loved it. It was my third time and I still enjoyed it. The guide, dressed in period costume, did a great job in bring the jail back to life and making it fun as well for a group of 10 year olds ! At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Deputy Jim was very good at giving us history on the living conditions of the prisoners. Made the tour animated, highly recommended

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Sadie Mae was great! She gave us a fun and interesting tour that provided a glimpse into the history of how prisoners were treated many years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was an interesting place, but the price was a bit high. We paid almost $9 each for only half an hour guided tour which we could have done by ourselves, if given an option by paying less. We were only told about the lifestyle and punishment there, but not the detailed history. However our guide was very nice and... More 

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GMDavidC, General Manager at Authentic Old Jail, responded to this review

While I am glad you enjoyed your tour I was sorry to read that you did not think it was worth the price you paid. We do have a 100% money back guarantee on all of our tours which you can access from the customer service page of our website. More 

miami, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our family toured the old jail and it's an experience we won't soon forget. From the gallows, to the maximum security wing, to the main prisoner holding area... The jail was an awesome! Our guide Sadie Mae was fantastic! We will definitely be going back on our next visiti to St. Augustine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I found this entertaining yet educational. Very interesting to learn about the history of St. Augustine and the history of our great nation!! Great for kids. Mine enjoyed!!!

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Okeechobee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was an okay place. I felt rushed during the tour. Wasn't worth $9 a person though. Wouldve like to have paid less just to wander around on my own.

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GMDavidC, General Manager at Authentic Old Jail, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour I was sorry to read that you did not feel that your tour with us was not worth the price you paid. I encourage you to take advantage of our 100% money back guarantee which you can find on our website. More 

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