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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

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Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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Old Stone Jail, Mariposa County

A small jail made of stone, seemed quite sturdy from the exterior, so no chances of a jail break! Could not see the interior as it was locked, but could imagine it had one or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A small jail made of stone, seemed quite sturdy from the exterior, so no chances of a jail break! Could not see the interior as it was locked, but could imagine it had one or perhaps two cells where the Sheriff of the town with his silver-star badge and low-slung-on the-hip gun belt would march in with the hand-cuffed prisoner... More 

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Chelmsford
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Just nothing to say can't get in so wouldn't describe it as an attraction, not even worth a photograph.

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Thank destinycalls
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The jail is an interesting little building to visit and shows you some history about the town. There is an information board telling the history of the jail, which is quite interesting. It's worth visiting if you are staying in Mariposa

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not that much to see. It is an old stone house. We stayed at a hotel next to the jail otherwise it should have been waste of time to see it. Now it was ok to look at during our walk back after dinner.

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Glendora, California
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Howard J
Chula Vista, California
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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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Thank Kent S
Altadena, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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