The Old Jail

By | September 9, 2013

Henry Flagler decided he didn’t want the jail anywhere near his luxurioushotels, so he built the Old Jail just outside of town.

The Queen Ann style stucco on brick building was built to resemble a fine hotel and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Old Jail
The Old Jail, St. Augustine FL

The jail was completed in 1891 and housed up to 72 prisoners for 60 years.

It is one of the few surviving 19th century jails in the state.

You can explore the sheriff’s quarters where he and his family lived adjacent to the jail. Certainly not my choice of living quarters!

You’ll also see the male and female cells, maximum security area and view a large collection of used weapons.

A 30 minute guided tour is available with costumed deputies sharing tales of justice and punishment.

This is a fun, inexpensive stop on your way around town.

There is plenty of free parking available.

The Old Jail is also the headquarters for the Old Town Trolley Tours and the Ghost and Gravestone tour.

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Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Daily
Closed Christmas Day

Admission: Adults – $8.00
Children (6–12) – $5.00
Under 6 free.

Old Jail
167 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine FL 32084

Map and Directions 

NOTE: Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the attraction.

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