Satisfying some people's morbid curiosities is this 1891 jail, built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Yes, there's history here—the Old Jail served as the county jail until 1953—but there's also cheese, lots of it. Tour guides fronting as comedians are a turn-off to many people who just want to hear the cold hard facts of old world incarceration. At times during some of these tours, you, too, may feel incarcerated. If you can get past the tackiness, there's some truly fascinating history in here and, for fans of the paranormal, allegedly some ghostly jailbirds as well.
St. Augustine› Attraction
Authentic Old Jail
167 San Marco Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Historic District Hours Daily 8:30am–4:30pm Phone 904/829-3800 Prices Admission $9 adults, $5 children 6–12 Web site Authentic Old Jail
Map167 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.