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Old Jail Museum

128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
570-325-5259
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
PA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
22 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went for the ghost tour on 10/18/14. It starts around 6:15 and they say to be there around 5:30. We got there around that time and there was probably about 30 people ahead of us. They take 20 people in at a time and each tour starts about 10 minutes after the previous one. The tour guides tried hard,... More 

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Selden, New York
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very interesting place to visit while vacationing in Jim Thorpe. Educational and a good opportunity to experience the true feel of what prisoners experienced in jail years ago. Our tour guide seemed like he was rushing through the tour not fully explaining in detail and not answering in full some of the questions asked. He even forgot to show us... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The history lesson was interesting, the handprint is scary and the price was right! If you find yourself spending an afternoon in Jim Thorp this is a must see. We spent about a hour here and we both enjoyed it very much.

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