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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Interesting and informative

Nice tour of an old jail with a lot of history. The story of the Molly Maguires was really interesting, including the hand print of one of the men hanged that will not go away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Maria J
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful tour, rich in history. Learn about the Molly Maguires. See the infamous hand print (yes we know it's fake, but was left on the wall at one time). It still adds to the chill, if you like hearing "ghost stories". If you can't go inside, plenty of paranormal activity going on outside at night--you can take pics outside. Owner... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review of the Old Jail. Glad you enjoyed yourself in Jail!. Your guide may not have made it clear that photographs are allowed in the Jail at any time, except for the hand print on the wall-. This is the only spot off limits. . Tour season is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and weekends... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The old Jail House, is right out of a movie. In fact I think it was. The Molly Maguires movie, was filmed in Jim Thorpe and I also in the jail.The Maguires were Irish - Americans miners fighting feudal exploration by gilded age barons in the late 19th century The Jails are stark, damp and claustrophobic. A replica of an... More 

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Thank romadom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nice tour of an old jail with a lot of history. The story of the Molly Maguires was really interesting, including the hand print of one of the men hanged that will not go away despite cleaning, painting, etc. Tour includes entire prison (although small) including the old dungeons. Worth the trip.

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your time in Jail. More 

Bronx, New York
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Came to town for the biking and mystery weekend, and had some free time so visited the jail. Will admit it was interesting in that it wasn't so long ago in actual use and the deterioration of the place fit right in with Halloween decorations in town. Not sure what the "restoration" plans are but I think there's some real... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Glad you had a chance to experience the Old Jail during your time in Jim Thorpe. Thanks for the nice comments. See you in Jail! - the Old Jail, of course. More 

Seymour, Connecticut
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

During one of our frequent visits to Pennsylvania, my family and I decided to explore a little more of the area. Thus we ventured further south than usual and encountered the town of Jim Thorpe. The initial draw was the Old Jail Museum and the chance to visit this haunted building on Halloween. The museum, itself, sits on a small... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and detailed description of the Old Jail and the tour. Glad you found it both interesting and enjoyable. I'll pass on your compliments to Jocelyn. To answer your question about the number of prisoners in the Jail - if you mean total number since 1871, we have no idea and I'm sure no one else... More 

Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Very quaint and historic jail. It's also very reasonably priced for the size and what is offered. A gift shop items and snacks were available at reasonable rates as well. The tour guides are mostly local high school students, so they're can be fairly hit or miss. The young lady who guided my tour was very rehearsed, but was more... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for you nice review of the Old Jail. Glad you found your visit both interesting and educational. Yes,some of the young guides may sound rehearsed because they have a 45 minute script to memorize and present 5 or 6 times a day. This assures us that each visitor hears about the building and the tragedy of the Molly Maguires... More 

Shillington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Visited before it officially opened for the summer. They let us visit while a local school was having a class trip. It was very educational and a bit unnerving to see the solitary confinement cells in the basement. Strongly recommend this tour while visiting Jim Thorpe. It might be enough to scare your kids onto the straight and narrow.

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your tour. See you in Jail next year! More 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The building itself had grabbed our interest enough to want to take the tour. The structure itself is in great condition and the tour gives a good walkthrough. The tour guide was definitely well rehearsed and it was obvious she's done it 5 million times before. She wasn't as interesting to listen to as the prison was to look at... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your time in the Old Jail. See you next year! More 

Bedminster, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were part of the first tour of the day on a busy fall Saturday. Our group was not too large and i never felt rushed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative and entertaining. I loved that at the end of the tour we could walk around in the main part of the prison on our own and... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoy your visit and found the Old Jail interesting. See you in Jail next year! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

$7 for adults provides you with a tour as well as the freedom to wander around at your own pace. Being that we went around Halloween time it seemed like the perfect spooky thing to do and I really wasn't disappointed. Our tour guide looked YOUNG but she was quite good I must say... I know many adults who would... More 

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OldJail, Owner at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Glad you appreciate how hard our young guides work to please our visitors while moving them through the building. I'll pass your comments along to them! See you in Jail next year! More 

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