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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Mariposa
Type: Historic Sites
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Chula Vista, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Something to see. Can't see inside, but has an interesting history. I posted a picture of my dad, his dad, and his dad's mom. Not sure of the date.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a quick, while you are passing by, attraction. Its two blocks off hwy 140 through town. Its a small building, dating back to the 1800's and you cannot get in side. There is a plaque on the side that is worth a read.

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Altadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

You can't see inside the building. Everything is locked up and visually blocked. It stands in a residential area, no parking.

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Mariposa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

As a "local" I've spent a lot of time (visiting) in this old stone building. During the summer months, there is frequently a guided tour available. During the off-season, you will have to make friends with a "local" who "might" be able to "hook-you-up" with a "friend" who "might" have the key. It's really worth the effort though. You will... More

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Mariposa, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Just a couple of blocks from downtown and a great example of how jail should be. No frills, solid rock walls and well ventillated. This is a perfectlty preserved 1850's jail house. Pretty cool and I wouldn't miss it especially on the way to see the old courthouse. (oldest still operating courthouse west of the Mississippi).

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Erial, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went on a Sunday, and were pleasantly surprised to have Neil give us a tour. I'm not sure when else he is there, as we were expecting to peek inside and read the plaque on the front. Having worked for the sheriff's department, he was the perfect host. The graffiti on the walls scrawled by actual prisoners was eerie,... More

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California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This old jail was in use in Mariposa until about 1960. It looks small from the outside, but inside it is actually 2 floors. On display are some of the old beds, manacles, etc that were used in that era.

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Eden Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We thought this was very interesting. The Volunteer was informative and took the job seriously. A bit of history (if someone thought you were insane, you ended up here) The conditions were inhuman. Worth a stop in.

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Mariposa, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just one of the many interesting buildings in Mariposa. Worth the short walk up from the local hotels. Take a walk back down the street to see the old, working, courthouse as well.

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iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The story was nice to read about but all you can see is a building from the outside. Not much to see.

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