LOCATION: Historic District

St. Augustine's Old Jail

image, St. Augustine's Old Jail
  • 167 San Marco Ave.
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32084
  • Local Phone: 904-829-3800
  • 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.