Discover the grim history of St. Augustine’s Old Jail After Dark with our all new tour. Our 45-minute chilling experience allows visitors to participate in an actual paranormal investigation of the city’s most haunted building. Put your ghost-hunting skills to the test in this brand new intimate experience and prepare yourself for a spine tingling night you’ll never forget…
Included with your Old Jail After Dark experience:
Join our team of professionals on an actual paranormal investigation of the St. Augustine Old Jail. Recognized as one of the most haunted buildings in the country, the Old Jail is shrouded in mystery and lore. The historic building housed prisoners from 1891 to 1953 when it was closed due to its deplorable conditions and the cruelty that it inflicted on its residents. Eight documented hangings were carried out on this site in addition to many other deaths that can only be described as unnatural. Perhaps these are the reasons why many believe the Old Jail to be an epicenter for paranormal activity and why it has become a popular destination for ghost hunters everywhere.
Before your investigation begins, our experienced guides will share their investigative techniques to prepare you for any strange and peculiar phenomena that you may encounter. Each guest will be provided with and trained to use an array of traditional and state-of-the-art ghost hunting equipment. You may also feel free to bring your own. We use a wide variety of tools of the trade to find evidence of ghosts and other supernatural beings.
Immediately following the conclusion of your investigation, our experts will help you to rule out any logical explanations from your findings and to help you understand any paranormal or psychic phenomena that you may have just experienced. You, the investigator, will then be left to decide whether or not you believe the Old Jail is truly haunted.
TIP: Don’t forget to bring your cell phone. Your cell phone is an all-in-one ghost hunting tool. Not only is it great for capturing photographic evidence, its audio recorder is almost professional grade and is great for capturing Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP.)
Guests must check-in 15-20 minutes prior to tour time at The Old Jail Museum located at 167 San Marco Avenue.
7 days a week.
Please check for times and availability.
167 San Marco Ave.
Closed on July 4th, Christmas Eve and Christmas night.
This tour is not suitable for children and you must be at least 13-years-old to attend.
For wheelchairs and scooters, the second floor of the Old Jail is not accessible. The second floor is accessed by a staircase that we consider moderately strenuous.
When purchasing tickets for groups of 15 or more, please call customer service at 904-829-3800.
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed to enter the historic structure.
Free parking, after 6 pm, is located at The Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.
Reservations required. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
K2 EMF Meter
Professional ghost hunters use a variety of equipment to detect and communicate with spirits. The Old Jail After Dark offers investigators the opportunity to use some of the most popular tools of the trade to search out the supernatural inside the most haunted building in Florida, the Old Jail. Here is a sample of the equipment you will be trained to use by our expert lead investigators. The K2 meter is a popular, easy-to-use tool to detect spikes in electromagnetic energy. These spikes, indicated by the multi-color lights at the top of the meter, may signify activity or communication from spirits from the other side.
Flux 2 Paranormal Response Device
The Flux 2 paranormal communication device utilizes multiple environmental sensors to determine a response based on location of motion, distance and temperature changes. The Flux device includes two highly sensitive infrared laser motion and distance sensors. These sensors provide quick and precise measurements of movement and distance.
Spirit Box SB11
Seen on Ghost Adventures The P-SB11 Spirit Box is a great tool with great new features for attempting communication with paranormal entities. It uses radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise which theories suggest gives some entities the energy they need to be heard. When this occurs you will sometimes hear voices or sounds coming through the static in an attempt to communicate.
FLIR Thermal Camera
The FLIR Thermal Camera takes you beyond the limitations of single-spot IR thermometers, allowing you to see the hot and cold spots quickly and accurately.
The activity of dowsing has been used for centuries to find everything from precious gemstones to ground water. Many people have also used it to demonstrate the presence of ghosts and other unseen beings. After learning the feel of the rods, people who practice dowsing believe subtle movements indicate the presence of unseen energies.