Old St. Johns County Jail Tour

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Duration: 30m
Location: Old St. Johns County Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States | St. Augustine, United States

Category: Attractions

Tour of an authentic turn-of-the-century jail
Uniformed deputies to guide this arresting experience
Chance to step inside cells & see a large weapons collection
Expert guides telling tales of justice & punishment
Opportunity to be fingerprinted by a sheriff in uniform

Guided tour of Old St. Johns County Jail


See Old St. Johns County Jail come to life through colorful stories told by deputies dressed in period uniform. They guide you through cells, show you old weapons, and share tales of justice and punishment.

Built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler in 1891, Old St. Johns County Jail, also known as The Old Jail, served as the county jail for over 60 years, until 1953, and was said to resemble a fine hotel. Explore the sheriff's quarters, where he and his wife lived adjacent to 72 prisoners. Step inside both male and female cells as well as a maximum security area.

A large collection of guns and weapons used in actual crimes from that time are on display and there are often demonstrations in the courtyard. Before the end of your tour of The Old Jail, you may even encounter the South's most feared sheriff and get finger-printed.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
Know before you book: Children 5 and younger are complimentary., The museum is wheelchair accessible on the lower floor only., Reservations are not required., Hours of operation are daily from 9 AM to 4:30 PM; closed Christmas day.

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