We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Truckee Jail Museum

P.O. Box 893, Truckee, CA 96160
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Truckee
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
Write a Review

4 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Heywood, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Truckee, California, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Also consider these other attractions near Old Truckee Jail Museum

"Amazing Art Studio"
0.1 miles from Old Truckee Jail Museum

Great table decorations and serving pieces
"Great find!!!!"
0.2 miles from Old Truckee Jail Museum

Been to Old Truckee Jail Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Old Truckee Jail Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing