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Old Jail Museum

Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Jim Thorpe
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Marlton, New Jersey
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163 reviews 163 reviews
71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wanted to do the tour at the prison, but sadly it is closed for winter. Bummer! My husband and myself did park the car and walk around and snap a few exterior photos.

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Jim Thorpe, Pa
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5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure you visit the old jail when you visit the town of Jim Thorpe. It is very interesting to know if this is the way prisoners whrre housed as late as the 1990s.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

hate that is was closed for the season.... disappointed. there were quite a few travelers out and about even though it was cold. wish we could have done this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Step back in time, look through the bars on the windows and walk the winding halls of the jail in its original form it's awesome to walk up to from the outside. The tour guides (obviously local residents of the area) are excited about telling the storied history of the jail. If you haven't seen or heard of the Molly... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We lucked out and got the last tour of the day (very personal) and what a fun time. Our tour guide did a great job! Kudos.

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Newark, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are looking for a real old Jail this is one to go to. You see how small jails really were and also what happened if prisoners were "out of line" so to speak. The tour was very interesting and informative and there were a few interesting facts as well. Including its connection with the Molly Maguires, an Irish... More 

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PA
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189 reviews 189 reviews
22 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First, this is an old jail that was actually in use up to 20 years ago or so. We attended the informative tour, not the Halloween tour that was being offered in the evening. Our guide was well informed and the tour was interesting. Stairs are required. There can be a bit of a wait on popular weekends. Price was... More 

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Old Jail Museum tour was an interesting and informative addition to our overnight stay in Jim Thorpe. The history behind the Jail and it's connection to the Molly Maguires is intriguing. The guides were well informed and friendly. The gift shop and entry-way where you wait before the tour is small and very cramped when they are busy, but... More 

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Reasonable priced short little tour of old jail - guide was very informational. Lots if history here. Creepy dungeon. Quick tour of small jail. Nice to stop in if you're in the area of Jim Thorpe but would not drive hours out if your way for this. Don't get me wrong it was really neat and it made you wonder... More 

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Westmont, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

the tails of Molly McGuire will unfold here bring the kids, they get a kick out of the scary tails this is an actual jail that is no longer in working order, but the spirits are restless and it makes for a perfect plac4e to come in October!

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