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"Close in January" but view from outside still impressive

Jim Thorpe is beautiful but almost everything is closed in January including the old jail which... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Voyage_familial
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Ottawa, Canada
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Neat old jailhouse with a cool history

We wanted to take the night time ghost tour, which was quick and full of creepy stories. Neat old... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
rozotwo
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Jim Thorpe is beautiful but almost everything is closed in January including the old jail which kids were really looking forward to. It is located 2 min drive up the hill from the main town. Impressive from the outside. So we just shared a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Old Jail Museum was very interesting. The tour guide was polite and very knowledgeable about the jail's history and famous men who were kept and hung there. The authenticity of the jail cells themselves made you feel for the men who were kept there....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

My husband and I went on a day trip to Jim Thorpe and stopped at the Old Jail for a tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Really enjoyed the history of the Old Jail. Will be back again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and learned a bit of history. See you in Jail ! - the Old Jail, of course.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

It's not often you get to tour a prison (I can only remember being through an old one in Yuma, outside of this) so this is a worthwhile site to visit when in the area. Our guide was a college age kid and her delivery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your tour of the Old Jail and pleased to hear that you learned a bit more history of the area and the coal miners who were hanged in the Old Jail. The decorations you saw are for the Sat. night Ghost Tours...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We wanted to take the night time ghost tour, which was quick and full of creepy stories. Neat old jailhouse, and cool to be in when the lights are out. I remembered seeing this place on TV talking about the Molly Maguires, and the mysterious...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Many thanks for the kind words about your tour of the Old Jail. Glad to hear you enjoyed your ghost tour. Maybe next year you will find the time to take the daytime History Tour and hear more about the coal miners who were hanged...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited Jim Thorpe by steam locomotive and had some time to spend in this beautiful little town. Not interested in shopping sooo... this was a fun thing for us to do! Very creepy inside but a great tour with informative guide and not bad price...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail and visit to Jim Thorpe. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and maybe learned a bit more history. Hope we "see you in Jail". again next year.

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

All about Pa history in the late 19th century. Irish immigration, coal mining conditions, the forming of unions, the mysterious handprint on the wall...... The building itself is worth touring. Our guide was a local with lots of great facts al the way up to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your tour and learned a bit of history. Our guides try hard. Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Hope we "see you in Jail" again next year!

Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a fun , well-done tour-Great for families-Very informative tour guides. They have the tours spaced at regular intervals, so it seemed very organized , as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Glad to hear you learned a bit while enjoying yourselves. Hope we "see you in Jail" again next year.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

My family and I went on the tour, and I must say.. amazing.. and spooky. We came in not knowing that a tour was about to be started and yet we were invited as well. What a kind thing to do. Please sit and listen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thanks for your nice comments on the Old Jail. So please to see that your family not only enjoyed the tour but also learned more history. Hope we "see you in Jail" again!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

I have been to Jim Thorpe many times since I only live about an hour away but have never thought about doing a tour at the Old Jail. I decided to visit on Saturday just past noon and was put onto the tour at 12:30pm....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thanks for your nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Glad to see that you were able to revisit the areas that interested you. Yes, there are stairs in this 1871 Jail, but most of the important parts of the building are on...More

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Carole S
February 17, 2019|
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Response from joseph c | Reviewed this property |
for children under 6 there's some discout as well.
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Carole S
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Laraine L | Reviewed this property |
For a 35 minute tour the cost is $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 kids 6-12 and kids under 6 are free. Worth the cost. Very interesting.
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patty h
September 1, 2018|
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Response from robertoS4682KL | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk around the grounds Also the jail is up for sale If you are serious, you might contact them and get a personal tour
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