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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Intersting tour of a historic jail

Interesting old jail that highlights life in that time. Also ties in with the coal mining conflicts between the miners and management and the group know as the Molly Maguires... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting old jail that highlights life in that time. Also ties in with the coal mining conflicts between the miners and management and the group know as the Molly Maguires. Inside they have a mock-up of the gallows that would have been used to hang that group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Take the tour-- its worth the time. Interesting to learn about the history of the Molly Maguires and the infamous hand print on the jail wall.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Visited with my husband and our 2 teenagers. We all found the museum tour to be entertaining, creepy and interesting. tour guide was especially good, very well informed and full of insight and humor. excellent.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a lovely piece of local history. Creepy and entertaining , the tour guides are very knowledgeable and well versed in the history of this jail. A great way to spend an hour of your time for only $7!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the jail where a portion of the Sean Connery motion picture, "Molly McQuires,' was filmed. The Jail looks like something out of the middle ages not the 19th century. Great place to visit wouldn't want to live their. They even say in might be haunted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is an awesome place. It's kinda creepy, but so worth a visit. The history behind the hand print is so cool. Must see when visiting the town.

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NJ
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

FYI This place is quite a walk from the shops. It wasn't great... A little boring and our guide was terrible. Talked so fast we couldn't understand a word she said. Not worth it. My kids were beyond bored.. aged 6 & 11

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I was growing up we could here the prisoners behind the walls so as an adult it was amazing to see it from the inside. The Molly McGuire stories, the hand print on the wall and the architecture is a must see. Be careful upon going down stairs if you have allergies or respiratory problems. It was very dusty... More 

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have taken this tour several times, usually when I bring friends to town. Its a raw look of what this jail was really like. One tip I would say, drive up the hill and use the free parking rather than walking up the hill and being worn out when you get there.

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Delta, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited with my wife in April. They don't open until May but we caught them cleaning the place in preparation for the season and they offered us a quick tour. I am into prison and jail viewing and the place has some great look and history. A good visit if you are into jails or prison viewing and the... More 

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Address: Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Jim Thorpe

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