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September 26, 2018

Rededication of historic Old Jail Museum hosted by Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, Sept. 26




Commemoration of 127-year-old correctional facility restoration and $5,000 donation to
St. Augustine Police Department and Benevolent Society

St. Augustine, Fla. – September 21, 2018 - The rededication and ribbon cutting at the St. AugustineOld Jail Museum will commemorate the 127-year-old correctional facility and a much-needed facelift culminating a yearlong restoration project funded by its owner and caretaker, Historic Tours of America, Inc. 

According to Dave Chatterton, General Manager of Old Town Trolley Tours and Attractions of St. Augustine, the restoration work was more than just cosmetic as Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to the Old Jail Museum last year. Interior steel girders were collapsing, and the entire roof was starting to weaken as parts were torn off by the hurricane. After seeing cracks in the building’s foundation and thick cement walls, Historic Tours of America was quick to initiate a $1 million, major restoration project to save the national treasure. “The Old Jail Museum is back in order including newly recreated interiors of the Sheriff’s office, the jailer’s sleeping quarters, parlor, kitchen, and the prisoner’s cell blocks,” said Chatterton.

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