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Old Jail Museum

128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
570-325-5259
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: History Museums
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I did a guided tour of the Old Jail Museum back in the fall of 2013 and it was a pretty good experience. The tour guide was very good and seemed to know a lot about the museum. Not as scary as I was hoping it would be but it was still very interesting to learn about the history that... More

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My HOG chapter and I visted the Old Jail, and Betty Lou McBride and her staff were so wonderful to us in planning our tour. It was very intesting place to visit, expecially if you are of Irish decent. Great place to visit for history buffs as well.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting place with lots of history. The guides are knowledgeable and there is free time to explore the nooks and crannies of the jail. Definitely worth a visit while in Jim Thorpe

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is fun for the entire family. We loved listening to the stories about the old jail and how they rounded up many of the Molly Maguires. There is ghost folklore too for those of you who like that stuff. My kids loved walking around the jail and were interested in the history of the town, Jim Thope (Mauck Chaunk).... More

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Riverview, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You walk around the old jail with a "deputy". It was very informative and worth it. Not much more to say...

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Cresco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lots of stairs to climb but it's all worth it. Tour guide we had was great and tool his time explaining everything

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Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The dungeon was cool, the history of "the ghost hand", the Molly Maguires and the story of the escape.

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Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our guide, Talia, was a great storyteller. She had me hooked on hearing about the Molly Maguires! We visited with younger kids, and it was perfectly creepy (not too scary). I was so curious about the guard tower & wish we would have been allowed to go up there. At least we were allowed to go to the dungeon, which... More

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Smithfield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Worth going to see if you are in town, a lot of History here, You need to go see the HAND and make up your own mind about it.

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Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My father and I visited last weekend. This was probably my favorite thing to see in Jim Thorpe! Our guide was very knowledgeable, charming and answered all of our questions. If you are into history, this is a building you should see.

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