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Just an ol' country jail. You can feel the history surrounding the walls. Easy to get to, right... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Colleen D
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Courthouse and jail

A gal at the History Center recommended to see the jail and courthouse in Mariposa. Was good for a... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Portland, Maine
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Jul 15, 2018
May 3, 2018
“Courthouse and jail”
5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Just an ol' country jail. You can feel the history surrounding the walls. Easy to get to, right there in town. Just suits Mariposa

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Colleen D
Reviewed May 3, 2018

A gal at the History Center recommended to see the jail and courthouse in Mariposa. Was good for a photo op and little else. Not much history to see in this area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I have never seen it open. I have been to the town many times and the building is there, but you are not allowed in to see it. There are no grounds to walk or anything to see. What you see in the picture is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cindy d
Reviewed January 21, 2018

It was pretty cool to see and read the info on the building. It took like two minutes and then we were off to the next adventure.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jenniferammari
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Nice piece of Mariposa history. If you enjoy history then stop for sure. If you don't it is just a short visit required.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Spuddler
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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Becky S
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!

Date of experience: August 2016
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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....

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 601sherryl
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank eovieira
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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