LOCATION: Historic District

Old Jail Museum

Old Jail Museum
  • 167 San Marco Ave.
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32084
  • Local Phone: (844) 388-6452
  • Fax: 904-829-9087
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Built in 1891, the Old Jail was designed to look like a fine hotel (it has a front porch, and it's pink!), but a real frontier-era jail inside. Henry Flagler located the Queen Anne-style building at a good distance from his gilded-era hotels. Costumed "deputies" take you through the cell blocks, maximum-security area, and the Sheriff's living quarters. Out back, the gallows are a reminder of a harsher time, and help explain why the Old Jail is now listed on the National Register of Haunted Places.

Take the newest tour in town in the Old Jail, where you’ll hear countless hair-raising stories of supernatural occurrences that have been reported here, including cold spots, strange odors, unexplained banging noises, wailing and laughter, barking dogs, orbs of light and, yes, even an apparition or two.