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Old Truckee Jail Museum

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Address: Truckee, CA 96160
Phone Number: 530-582-0893
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visit history-lock'ed up

Interesting historical aspects of this old railroad town, rehabbed over the years, town very touristy with great restaurants and lots of shops to browse, and of course drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SamB29
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting historical aspects of this old railroad town, rehabbed over the years, town very touristy with great restaurants and lots of shops to browse, and of course drink yourself silly.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this great spot, it is filled with the history of the area! We stumbled across this while walking the main street of Truckee because it is on the street just behind the main drag. The two tour guides were filled with historical accounts of the jail, town and area.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Interesting little jail with lots of history. We were expecting to just poke around a bit, but there was a guide and local historian at the ready when we walked in. He was very lively and provided some great vignettes. There is also an upstairs to tour, but overall the place is very small. Less than an hour is needed.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a cute little jail. The docents were fun and enjoyed giving tours. We were there over Memorial Day weekend and there were quite a few visitors. Good stories, artifacts and photos.

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Vallejo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Wow, a wonderful piece of history and no one in town was willing to volunteer to man the jail? Gosh, not even for a few hours? It was a beautiful day and while we were there other would be visitors found the closed jail a disappointment.

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Truckee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you're interested in history, the Old Jail is a must-see. Knowing that Truckee was a rambunctious town in its hey day and the freezing temperatures we're so accustomed to experiencing, the jail really gives you some insight into how rough the conditions were for anyone unlucky enough to find themselves in there for the night. The single cell provides... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It is just off the main street...and if it were open, would be interesting to see!! Perhaps they could establish some regular hours and post it on the door.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were told by a local store owner to visit the Old Truckee Jail Museum while in town. We sauntered over to Jibboom Street to visit expecting to see some historical memories preserved in this quaint town's jail. What we saw as a huge lock on the door and a sign that read "Hours 10:00AM - 4:00PM"...however the hours of... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Yes, it’s a jail - a solid, two story brick building that dates from 1875; the cells are lined with steel. But it’s much more than a rare example of a 19th century lockup. On display inside, albeit somewhat haphazardly, are a number of relics and photographs which portray not only the history of the jail, but also that of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is only a small place but well worth a visit. It is full if interesting artefacts and our tour guides was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic telling lots of stories about past disputes, sheriffs, criminals and industrial practices. Its really worth popping in and supporting a great little Museum which is full of character.

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