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“Couldn't Believe It” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Kilgore, Texas
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191 reviews 191 reviews
74 attraction reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Couldn't Believe It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

What an adventure. Our guide was dressed in prison stripes and took us on a tour as new inmates at the jail. What a hoot. We saw the part of the building that was the jail and then the part that the sheriff's family lived in. Hard to believe that this jail was used until 1953. The tour is worth every penny....

Visited October 2013
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Mims, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ghost tour at the jail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure if the company is affiliated with the jail but the ghost tour was really fun! Worth the money and the time!

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida, United States
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46 attraction reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Historical Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I've visited the old jail many times since 2007.
I never get tired of taking the tour thru the old jail and listening to all it's history. It's amazing everything that took place behind the walls and how it still stands.. great museum to visit

Visited May 2013
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Augusta, Georgia
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“Great guided tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Our tour guide was deputy Jim, who took us, in character, on a guided tour of the jail as it was in the early 1900s when the original Sheriff was in charge. He gave us a colorful rendition of the history of the place, which is restored to the way it was in its original form, complete with gallows, stocks, jail cells and kitchen areas. A thoroughly good time.

Visited October 2013
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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“I went to jail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A very informative trip to the oldest jail. Got to see all the jail had to offer. I can now say that I wouldn't want to go to jail in 1908. Great time.

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