Visit the Old Jail St Augustine for a Spooky Treat

Are you itching to add a little eerie excitement to your St. Augustine getaway? If so, you’re in for a treat because right here at The Ocean Gallery, we’re your expert guides to uncovering the spine-tingling spectacles that this charming city has up its sleeve. Get ready to explore, discover, and maybe even encounter the otherworldly as we embark on a journey like no other through the enigmatic and ghostly side of St. Augustine!

From Old Jail St Augustine haunted tours to mysterious encounters, we’ve got your ticket to the eerie and extraordinary. Let’s dive into the ghostly tales, mysterious history, and supernatural secrets that make St. Augustine a must-visit destination for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike

Old Jail St Augustine


Step into a time machine and journey back to the heart of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, where history weaves a fascinating tapestry dating all the way back to 1565. As you wander through its charming streets and picturesque vistas, you’ll stumble upon a hidden secret, hiding in plain sight – the iconic Old Jail Museum in St. Augustine FL.

The Old Jail, a haunting relic of 1891, was built by the very company responsible for the infamous Alcatraz. Designed to seamlessly blend into the city’s Victorian landscape, it masquerades as a typical house, a facade that conceals the stark reality lurking behind its barred windows.

Within these sturdy walls, some of history’s most notorious criminals found themselves behind bars while gallows echoed with the chilling sounds of executions. Fast forward to today, the Old Jail has been meticulously restored and offers an immersive experience with engaging tours led by costumed actors. The guides seem to have stepped right out of history and will regale you with captivating stories of the inmates and sheriffs who once called this place home.

Old Jail After Dark

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night of spine-tingling excitement this spooky season as we introduce you to The Old Jail After Dark tour. 

This 2-hour and 30-minute experience is designed to immerse you in a genuine paranormal investigation of the infamous Old Jail, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

Before you take the plunge into the ghostly unknown, your seasoned guides are your trusty companions. They’re more than willing to spill the beans and share their well-honed investigative techniques. These insights are your key to navigating any peculiar phenomena that might cross your path during this eerie adventure and are essential because, on this tour, you won’t just be a passive observer; you’ll get to wield an impressive array of ghost hunting gear, a mix of traditional and cutting-edge tools just like the pros you’ve seen on TV!

 After you’ve gathered your evidence and heart-pounding moments, they’ll assist you in dissecting your findings. Together, you’ll sift through logical explanations, eliminating the mundane and revealing the extraordinary. Ultimately though, it will be you—the fearless investigator—who gets to decide whether the Old Jail is truly one of the nation’s most haunted places!

Gear up, embrace your inner ghost hunter, and get ready for a night that will leave you with hair-raising stories to tell for years to come!

Haunted Trolley Tour St Augustine

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There are many tours and St. Augustine museums designed to immerse you in the city’s rich history. But if spooks are what you’re after, there’s one tour in particular that you must make time for: The Haunted Trolley Tour. Elevate your Old Jail After Dark Tour by teaming it up with the Haunted Trolley Tour in enchanting St. Augustine—an all-in-one package that includes the Old Jail After Dark tour!

Step aboard the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley for a one-of-a-kind “frightseeing” tour through St. Augustine. This spine-tingling journey will navigate the sinister secrets of St. Augustine’s historic district, bringing ghostly tales to life.

Kick off your adventure at San Marco Avenue, where, if you arrive a few minutes early, you can delve into Cromwell’s Parlour of Paranormal Curiosities—an exhibit of the eerie and unexplained. Once you hop on the trolley, you’ll venture to the Tolomato Cemetery, a place where an apparition is rumored to frolic on the sacred grounds after nightfall.

But the real showstopper of this adventure is the Old Jail Museum After Dark Tour, which we’ve already given you the lowdown on above. As the night deepens, get ready to confront your deepest fears with the exclusive nighttime experience at Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors which we cover below.

If spine-tingling stories and ghostly encounters are your idea of a good time, the Haunted Trolley Tour in St. Augustine is an adventure you absolutely can’t afford to miss!

Plan Your Visit

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Potter’s Wax Museum

Nestled on Orange Avenue in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Potter’s Wax Museum is your ticket to an unforgettable encounter with some of the world’s most iconic figures.

Established in 1948 by the visionary George Potter, this place is not just a museum; it’s a fun-filled journey through history and culture. Inspired during a childhood visit to a London museum, George brought his wax sculpting dreams to life in America, birthing the first and oldest wax museum in the country. What sets this museum apart is the uncanny resemblance its wax figures bear to the real deal, thanks to a meticulous creation process, where the eyes are carefully crafted in Germany, and the hands are sculpted in Belgium.

Step into the museum, and you’ll find yourself rubbing shoulders with Harry Potter and his friends, coming face-to-face with presidents like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, or having a chat with historical icons like Benjamin Franklin, Cleopatra, and Ponce de Leon. You can even shoot hoops with Michael Jordan and join Henry VIII and all his wives for a royal photo op.

But if thrills and chills are what you’re seeking, Potter’s Wax Museum Chamber of Horrors is the experience for you. This exclusive night-time tour is available when you book the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour. Guests can expect a spine-tingling and unforgettable retelling of the life and execution of infamous pirate Andrew Ransom. 

Whether you’re looking for scares or simply a one-of-a-kind look at famous figures both past and present, visiting Potter’s Wax Museum is one of the best St. Augustine activities won’t want to miss.

Stay With The Ocean Gallery

Elevate your St. Augustine experience to a whole new level of luxury and comfort with us at The Ocean Gallery with our exceptional one-to-three-bedroom St. Augustine condo rentals. Whether you’re seeking a romantic couple’s getaway or planning a memorable family vacation, our St. Augustine vacation rentals are designed to exceed your expectations and create extraordinary memories. Each of our meticulously curated condos boasts sleek décor and modern amenities, providing you with a serene and stylish retreat amidst the tranquil atmosphere of St. Augustine Beach.

At The Ocean Gallery, we pride ourselves on catering to your every need. Our St Augustine resort amenities are tailored to ensure your stay is not just enjoyable but unforgettable. Keep your fitness routine intact with our well-equipped fitness center, take a refreshing dip in our inviting pools year-round, or challenge friends and family to a friendly match on our outdoor courts.

For those moments when relaxation is the order of the day, unwind in our bubbling hot tubs or simply take advantage of the direct beach access to sink your toes into the warm, sandy shores. Plus, we provide complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and cruiser bikes to make your beach outings a breeze. 

So what are you waiting for? Book your St. Augustine rental with The Ocean Gallery today for the getaway of a lifetime!