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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

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Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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Interesting LITTLE building with an interesting history

Sure wouldn't want to have stayed in this place in the dead of summer or winter! It was still in use up until the 1960s, too!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Glendora, California
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Glendora, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sure wouldn't want to have stayed in this place in the dead of summer or winter! It was still in use up until the 1960s, too!!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Simple plaque tells the story, gives you a bit of a sense of the goldrush days. It will take you 3 minutes to see everything but it's worth it.

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Cypress, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was next to our hotel and we happened to see it driving by. It's just a small stone building made of really large stones. No one was there, there's no tours or anything like that that I could see. You just stand outside and look.

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Chula Vista, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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17 reviews 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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Address: Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa

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