St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Tour

St. Augustine Old Jail Museum Tour

Tour the St. Augustine Old Jail Museum for a truly "captivating" experience.

Built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry Flagler, the St. Augustine Old Jail resembles a resort hotel more than a maximum-security facility. Conditions were harsh for those imprisoned within, however, especially during the tenure of Sheriff Joe Perry, known as the "America's Most Feared Sheriff." Your "Jailer" tour guides will show you close-up views of the sheriff's quarters where he and his family lived adjacent to 72 prisoners, as well as the kitchen they used to prepare meals for the prisoners and themselves.

You'll learn about crime and punishment in 19th century Florida and see first hand what is what like to be an inmate during that period as you visit the prisoners' holding cells, the maximum-security area, Death Row and the gallows which ended the lives of numerous criminals on this site. The St. Augustine Old Jail Museum also includes a large collection of guns and other weapons used in actual crimes.

This tour is also available as part of a SUPER SAVER combo with other St. Augustine museums and the original Old Town Trolley Hop On Hop Off Tour. For details, please see St. Augustine Museums & Old Town Trolley Hop On Hop Off Tour Combo - SUPER SAVER.

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Tour/Activity Details


30 minutes


9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily
Please Note: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only. You will be issued an “Open Ticket” for use on any available guided tour and tour times are not guaranteed until you redeem your ticket at the tour location. Details will be provided in your E-Ticket. See Special Schedule Details.

You Are Purchasing An "Open Ticket". Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Child rates apply to ages 6 - 12. Children 5 and under are free. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


Special Schedule Notes

  • Tours normally depart every 30 minutes.
  • The Old Jail Museum is closed on Christmas Day.
  • The Old Jail Museum closes at 3:00 pm on Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve

Tour Highlights

  • Sheriff's family quarters
  • Men and women's cells
  • Maximum-security area
  • Death Row
  • The Birdcage, The Sweatbox, The Whipping Post and other punishment devices
  • The Gallows
  • Jail artifacts
  • Weapon collection


  • St. Augustine Old Jail Museum admission
  • Fully narrated, guided tour of the Old Jail

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my E-Ticket guarantee me a seat for the date & time I’ve requested? -- No, but you may present your E-Ticket at the tour location any time during operating hours and join the next available tour. Tours begin approximately every 30 minutes.

Is the tour handicapped accessible? -- The Old Jail is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Child rates apply to ages 6 - 12. Children 5 and under are free. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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September 25, 2017

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09:00 AM