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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

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Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA

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We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon with our 6 yr old, hoping to see inside and walk past the jail cells, etc. But it was locked up and the windows are blocked. So we walked... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Becky S
Pebble Beach, California
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Pebble Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon with our 6 yr old, hoping to see inside and walk past the jail cells, etc. But it was locked up and the windows are blocked. So we walked around it, read the historical plaque and hopped back in the car. Not sure it was worth it.

Thank Becky S
Rockford, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This would be one of the earliest jails in California. There's not much to see that the photo doesn't show but if you stop at the courthouse this is only 2 blocks down the street. You do want to stop at the courthouse!

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Mariposa, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Not sure why this is even an option. There's no tours or anything going on over at the old jail. Just a plaque outside to read....

Thank Sherry L
Montes Claros, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This jail is located at highest place of Mariposa but is very small, but however, it have an interesting history. If you are staying at Mariposa, after a tour in Yosemite park is worth to go over there.

Thank eovieira
Las Vegas, Nevada
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Interesting history. Door was not locked so you can take a peek inside. If you are staying in town you might as well stop and see it.

Thank Jeff M
Orange County, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

If you're passing through, this is interesting to see from the outside, but we could not see or go inside.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We walked around the entire outside of this building and marveled that anyone could ever have escaped from it, but we learned they had. It had very thick stone walls and few openings. Would have liked to see the inside.

Thank Nancy W
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Historic, building built with huge rocks, something that you cannot see anywhere else. Easily accessible

Thank L9575CBbenm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

The building is not open. It is a small brick building that has metal slats for windows. There is nothing to see.

Thank japine
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

A small jail made of stone, seemed quite sturdy from the exterior, so no chances of a jail break! Could not see the interior as it was locked, but could imagine it had one or perhaps two cells where the Sheriff of the town with his silver-star badge and low-slung-on the-hip gun belt would march in with the hand-cuffed prisoner... More 

Thank firuzakhan

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