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Old Truckee Jail Museum

Address: P.O. Box 893, Truckee, CA 96160
Phone Number: 530-582-0893
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Truckee
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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107 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is just off of the main drag and is really interesting. Only two cells originally but they eventually added a second story for female prisoners. Lots of panoramic photos and interesting historical items. Donations accepted. This visit won't take long but it really gives you the old town flavor.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The jail visit is a very interesting place to visit. Being English i found it good to learn about local cowboy history The caretaker told us all the stories about the two sheriffs and was very informative I really enjoyed this visit it is free to enter but you can leave a donation it is well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

On a back street right behind the main street of Commercial Row in old downtown Truckee is the old Truckee jail. Within those walls are many artifacts telling the tale of towns history. How it grew to become what it is today with all the colorful characters that tell of the hardships, trials and tribulations that went along with them.... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can catch a tour of the jail. It was operable until the mid 20th century. Gives you a real flavor of the old west!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

This historic two cell jail handled the needs of this town for nearly one hundred years. The second floor is an addition to handle female prisoners. Local residents answer questions and provide insight. They request a donation to cover the costs. While you are not likely to stay long, your visit will be fun. The jail is very compact but... More 

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