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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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Historic, Interesting Structure With a Story

This is a very interesting structure with quite a bit of history attached to it. The cost is $7 for an adult and the tour is about 45 minutes but you are welcomed to walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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fishkill, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting structure with quite a bit of history attached to it. The cost is $7 for an adult and the tour is about 45 minutes but you are welcomed to walk around after your tour. You will see the dungeon which is quite dark as well as the warden's quarters and cells. There is a gallows... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you have never been to a jail type attraction before head on in. You'll see the cells, meal slot for trays, dungeon with iron door. A mock up of the gallows for the infamous Molly Maguires. If you have been to and Eastern State Penitentiary before take a pass.

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Marlton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Scary and exciting this visit was a highlight of our trip. The tour guides know their stuff so be sure to ask questions. The dungeon is particularly creepy!

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed the tour and exploring the Old Jail Museum. We would encourage other visitors to Jim Thorpe to visit!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

John Wayne made a movie about the Irish immigrant group The Molly McQuiers. This group was formed to protest the working conditions of the areas coal mines. The members of this group were hanged on trumped up charges at the jail. This hanging gave momentum to growing protests in the Pa. & WVA. Coal mines. The museum does an excellent... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

At the top of the hill in Jim Thorpe is the old jail, which infamously hanged the Molly McGuire's. The family that bought offers tours, and ours was given by a girl who was maybe 13 years old. She was very cute. It was cool to be able to see how the prisoner's lived, along with the warden's family. We... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My nieces and I visited last Wednesday. Although they were nervous about going into the jail, they had a good time and learned some history. The admission price was reasonable. The staff were mostly young people. There was even a child of about 12 working with his grandmother behind the cash register. The tour guides have a script that they... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love history-especially visiting old prisons, it's a passion of mine. So when I was planning my trip to Jim Thorpe the Old Jail Museum was at the top of my list. I've spent a lot of time visiting Eastern State in Philadelphia, and enjoyed learning that the architect was a descendant of John Haviland. The jail is a miniature... More 

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The old jail museum was A very interesting and worth the trip. Gave A good look into what life was like with our ancestors and those who had to spend any time in A small town jail. Our guide did A good job with the tour and was very informative . The jail is small so it didn't take long... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Old Jail sits at the top of town. The tour took about a half hour and provided some interesting facts. Of course the main attraction of this tour is the handprint from a Molly McGuire. We've taken several jail tours, and there are many similarities. Our tour guide was young and talked a bit fast, but overall it was... More 

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