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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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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Absolute must see. Oozes history. From the cement and steel cells built by the Se folks who built Alcatraz, to solitary confinement, to the hanging gallows in the back it was interesting and very educational. Our tour guide Shannon was quite en lightning and full of history. I give him 5 stars. Highly recommend!

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West Palm Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the Old Jail on the Ghosts and Gravestones tour. There was enough historical background given on that tour that we were not compelled to return during daytime hours to explore more. It is interesting though. A history buff would find it stimulating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a blast!! Sullivan was very excited about his job and very informative!! We are from Cincinnati and he remembered it the whole tour!! Would recommend for all!

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

we had a wonderful tour, our tour guide was Deputy Clyde, he really made you feel like you stepped back in time! can't wait to go back!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I like how the tour guides were actors and really played the part of working in the old jail. We learned some very interesting (and disturbing) facts about the prison system in the late 1800s - early 1900s. I'm glad we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our tour guided did a good job relaying the history of the jail. Our little ones liked playing like they were in the slammer. Nice tour for the price.

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Naples, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A tough old place with great history. Be sure to take the tour. Designed by the same group that built Alcatraz. Its hard to imagine how manym people that were stuck in it at one time. Go...enjoy.

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Jeremiah
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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