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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

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Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA

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Interesting but simple to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Montes Claros, MG
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Mariposa, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

Thank jeff573
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Just nothing to say can't get in so wouldn't describe it as an attraction, not even worth a photograph.

Thank destinycalls
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The jail is an interesting little building to visit and shows you some history about the town. There is an information board telling the history of the jail, which is quite interesting. It's worth visiting if you are staying in Mariposa

Thank Michael S

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