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Old Truckee Jail Museum

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Truckee, CA 96160
+1 530-582-0893
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Small but very interesting!

Great little piece of history in downtown Truckee. The guides were very knowledgeable and described... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz G
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Historic and interesting.

This Museum is small and is part of the walking tour in Truckee, CA. But you can just walk right on... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2016
Susan C
Incline Village, Nevada
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Truckee, CA 96160
+1 530-582-0893
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little piece of history in downtown Truckee. The guides were very knowledgeable and described many stories about the history of the jail and locals back in the 1800s. Great artifacts and photos. Free admission (they run off of donations only) and worth a visit...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This Museum is small and is part of the walking tour in Truckee, CA. But you can just walk right on up and visit and take a step back to the way it was. Leave a donation for your visit! It will not take a...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The docent was so friendly, and funny. He genuinely enjoyed being there and educating others. And he really knew his stuff! The history is fun to know, but it wasn't jaw dropping. Its a great stop with kids. You can snap a picture "behind bars"....More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Wasn't expecting much, just looking for somewhere to meet another party. If you are driving, you will find a free lot a bit further down the street. Free is good, because anywhere else in Truckee you have to pay to park. Nice explanation and history...More

Thank lespes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

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.

Thank SamB29
Reviewed July 1, 2016

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...More

1  Thank suburbangirlNewYork
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...More

Thank NekoCat
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.

Thank liquid_elements
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...More

Thank tumblentumbleweeds58
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...More

1  Thank John F
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March 20, 2017|
Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
They are only open on weekends from Memorial day thru Labor day, except on Truckee Thursdays they are open on Thursday. There is no tour, it is open to public and you cn just walk in. It is not that big and you can leave a... More