Nation's Oldest City

St. Augustine, FL

The Old Jail

St. Augustine’s Old Jail offers a compelling look at the cell blocks, gallows and sheriff’s quarters. Built in 1891, the jail held prisoners for over 60 years.

Your guided tour led by the jailers includes a close-up view of the men’s and women’s cells, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. See where the sheriff and his wife and children lived right upstairs from the prisoners and used their own kitchen to prepare meals for the inmates.

The Old Jail deputies will entertain you with tales of justice and punishment when Florida was America’s southernmost frontier. You might even meet America’s most feared sheriff, Joe Perry. It’s a fun and historic outing for adults and children.

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