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“Blah...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Authentic Old Jail

Authentic Old Jail
167 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 2084
904-829-3800
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bangor, me
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Blah...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Nothing special really. My profession is in law enforcement and was very excited to see and learn about the jail. If they would just open up the inside and allow you to walk around WITHOUT a tour guide, I would give it 5 stars. Maybe offer an adult tour separate from the one I took. It seems like they are trying too hard to make it interesting. If you are the kind of person who openly laughs at every corny comment a tour guide says wether it's funny or not, then you will probably love this tour. Loose the robots and character act and let us actually explore!

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Thank you for comments about the Old Jail. I am sorry the tour did not meet your expectations. We do offer a 100% money back guarantee which you can easily access by visiting the customer service area of our website.
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great if you love history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I loved my tour at the old jail. It was very interesting and disturbing at the same time. It's amazing how people could treat someone like that even if they were criminals

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This tour included a lot of interesting information and the guides worked hard to be entertaining. But it was overpriced for the length of the tour.

Visited August 2012
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Leland, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Very Hokey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I like history, but not necessarily when it is presented with a lot of baloney. The "tour" of the jail consists of a "jailer" who tells the story of the jail. Better suited for kids ....

Visited August 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very well put together.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

We did this tour five years and it was great. We did it this time and it was decent. I believe it has very much to do with who your narrator is.

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