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The Old City Jail was built by Henry Flagler outside the city limits because he didn't want the existing jail next to one of his new resort hotels. Life was brutal and hard for... read more

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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old City Jail was built by Henry Flagler outside the city limits because he didn't want the existing jail next to one of his new resort hotels. Life was brutal and hard for the prisoners, which included hard labor in chains, and a hanging gallows. The sheriff lived in an adjacent house, which together with the jail formed a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this tour. The guide played the role of a trustee detained in the jail and stayed in character throughout. His uniform was dirty and torn, he spoke as if he really lived there. It could be a good scared straight experience! It makes you realize how far the justice system has come. He even managed to interject humor... More 

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Thank Littlekbs
Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you take the ghost tour this is one of the stops. they tell the history and conditions back in the day. small cells no bathrooms for prisoners. the gallows out back. great attraction.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the location next to Gator Bob's and the way staffers were dressed in striped prisoner uniforms, we were expecting the tour to be hokey and cheesy. It was anything but. The guide, Deputy Jimmy, not only put on a good show, he gave us so much information about what life was like in the prison for men and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We need jails today to be set up like this one. We would probably have a lot less crime if we did. This jail was hard time and work. Not like the country clubs we have today. We interesting and historic.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family range from 4 to 45 years of age. We all loved to tour the Old Jail. The guide we got it was the prisoner. This guy tells you the story as he was in the actual jail more than 100 years ago. He was great and so much fun. Other tours get the sheriff. It was a great... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little tour of the Old Jail. The tour offers a glimpse of life in a jail without electricity or running water. Interesting displays of guns used during the commission of a crime and items of contraband.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tour. Our Guide jimmy was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to answer all our questions. We learnt so much from him and I would recommend for adults and children

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Thank home29803
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got blitz atevone of the local bars in the historic district and came by the old jail for a visit. Nice place but don't recommend staying long. Back at the bar so I'm sure I'll be visiting the Old Jail soon again!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. As inmates, he explained to us how our living conditions would be in our new home. It was interesting to hear about the history of the jail. All the guides and workers at this location were very helpful and knowledgeable.

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