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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Here is what jails were really like a few years ago

This jail is relatively small, but massively built. Seeing inside certainly emphasizes how difficult life was in a prison. They have a gallows inside showing how some prisoners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This jail is relatively small, but massively built. Seeing inside certainly emphasizes how difficult life was in a prison. They have a gallows inside showing how some prisoners were hanged. it is worth a visit to understand the living conditions. They have a story about the one prisoner who tried to escape and almost make it except for his own... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour. Paid 10$ each. The tour guide was very knowledgable and was able to answer my questions. I would recommend this to any visitor.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is very small jail. The tour was very short. It is not worth the money. Unpleasant and unprofessional and rude guides. They spoke like a machine. It is not worth the money.

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Elysburg, PA
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The history was interesting. It is also a good way to reflect on the pitiful way our society treats the population that needs to be incarcerated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My coworkers and I attended a tour in June 2015 and were in aw of young Cassie who gave us our tour. She was so knowledgable about the jail, it's stories, the town, and it's rich history. She confidently and artfully explained each room and it's history to us. We were simply dazzled by her. Mrs. McBride ended the tour... More 

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Lockwood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

very interesting, the staff was knowledgeable but they were young adults. the jail itself was left like it was when it got shut down. the most exciting thing was the actual handprint on the wall that you could see the bars of the cell #17. no pictures can be taken of this but you can get a postcard of it... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's an old jail -- but the story about the Pinkerton's is worth the visit. It's right in town, so easy to visit.

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Leroy, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Neat building with interesting history related to the Maggie Maguires! Very glad we went! Well informed guide and a great aspect of the whole Jim Thorpe experience!

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Duncannon, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The history books write very little about the tumultuous times that were part of the Irish history in this country. The Carbon County Jail is where the Molly Maguire's were jailed and then executed. Many say they were innocent.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Cool looking historic small prison on top of one of the hills in Jim Thorpe. Pay at the small gift shop inside for a guided tour. The tour begins with a talk by a guide about the prison, the warden, his family and the Molly Maguires. You will walk narrow stairs up and down flights. There are the rooms the... More 

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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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