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Address: , Truckee, CA 96160
Phone Number: 530-582-0893
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Great Historical Insights

This is only a small place but well worth a visit. It is full if interesting artefacts and our tour guides was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic telling lots of stories about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were told by a local store owner to visit the Old Truckee Jail Museum while in town. We sauntered over to Jibboom Street to visit expecting to see some historical memories preserved in this quaint town's jail. What we saw as a huge lock on the door and a sign that read "Hours 10:00AM - 4:00PM"...however the hours of... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Yes, it’s a jail - a solid, two story brick building that dates from 1875; the cells are lined with steel. But it’s much more than a rare example of a 19th century lockup. On display inside, albeit somewhat haphazardly, are a number of relics and photographs which portray not only the history of the jail, but also that of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is only a small place but well worth a visit. It is full if interesting artefacts and our tour guides was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic telling lots of stories about past disputes, sheriffs, criminals and industrial practices. Its really worth popping in and supporting a great little Museum which is full of character.

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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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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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Truckee
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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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Philadelphia
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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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