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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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A must when you're in Jim Thorpe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was unable to do the nighttime tour because my son was too young for this. However, my daughter and husband had a great time. They say the tour was excellent. They learned a lot about the history and enjoyed seeing and hearing stories about the jail. The pictures they took inside were very cool. My daughter cannot wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Its been several years since we took the tour but I will highly recommend it still....interesting stories to be told...my favorite tour by far.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We thought the whole tour was incredible. The man who gave us the tour was beyond knowledgeable, gave us incredible detail through facts and stories. The jail itself was so interesting and fascinating to not only my kids but to the adults as well. Very intriguing history and hands on experience.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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