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Old Jail Museum

Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We met the owners while walking the street in Jim Thorpe, she invited us back the next day to take the tour, the tour was one of the more memorable parts of the couple of days in Jim Thorpe, our guide was very informative and patient with the guest who asked questions. The tour was fun, informative, creepy and maybe... More 

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The jail house was a chilling tour about the Molly McGuire's and the life they lived back then. It was strange that the jail was open until the 1970's knowing the history of the hanging within the building.

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Akron, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this tour a great deal when we stayed in Jim Thorpe for the last weekend of the Fall Festival. It was busy but we only had to wait approximately 30 minutes for the next tour. The tour guide delved into the history of the facility and the area at the time the jail was used.... More 

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