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Old Jail Museum

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Address: 128 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
Phone Number: 570-325-5259
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fun and educational

Loved our tour guide that told us about the historical Molly Mc Guires. What an awesome story and the hand print in the jail cell. Is it haunted? I wont ruin it but it sure is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
831Giddyupandgo
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Cherryville, Pennsylvania
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Pleasant Plain, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was on vacation with my 3 sons, my mom, niece and nephew. We all loved this, we came from Ohio for vacation for 7 days and this was by far our favorite thing we done. My 2 oldest sons even nagged me for 2 days until I went back and bought them each an irish penny watch. Everyone was... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My whole family was captured by the stories and the tour of the old jail! We loved it...Our tour guide was young but very enthusiastic. I highly recommend it. We drove from Poconos and it was well worth it. The town itself (Jim Thorpe) is very quaint and nice to see as well.

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Cherryville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved our tour guide that told us about the historical Molly Mc Guires. What an awesome story and the hand print in the jail cell. Is it haunted? I wont ruin it but it sure is worth a view

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Old Jail. Thanks for the nice comments. Hope we "see you in Jail" again sometime. The spirits are waiting to see you again. More 

Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history of the jail is interesting and can be previewed online. It was fascinating to see the actual warden's quarters which are located in the front of the house which is connected to the actual jail. The stories and explanations of how the rooms were used is interesting. The actual jail part was in use until 1995 which doesn't... More 

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments on your visit to the Old Jail. Glad you found it enjoyable. Hope we "see you in Jail" again sometime. Maybe next time you'll find more resident spirits on your pictures. More 

Elmer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great tour guide explains all about the history of this place, many cells to look into, warden quarters, gallows, we found it interesting

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Old Jail and also found it interesting. Thanks for the nice comments. Hope we see you "in Jail" again sometime. More 

NRV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hand on the wall is weird. The Gallows, solitary, warden's bathroom, and other sights were explained really well by the tour guide. The ability to free walk after the tour and touch the bars, walls, and other bits were a nice detail.

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in the Old Jail and found visiting an authentic historic jail educational. See you in Jail again sometime - the Old Jail, of course. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is very interesting, yet more could be done to give insight into the history. The jail cannot be visited without a tour, which was quite mediocre. The guide rushed through, obviously just using a very pre-rehearsed script peppered with some uncomfortable jokes (why would a 17 year old girl want to sexualise herself in front of a... More 

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your tour. Sorry you were disappointed. We will surely tell our guides about your comments regarding one of them telling jokes about their legs. This would be completely uncalled for. The other stories they tell have come from prisoners themselves so they are true. The warden's rooms are as they were last used for... More 

Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took the guided tour and enjoyed it. Our guide was knowledgeable and we were allowed to stay and roam around the museum afterwards. The price is right $7 per person.

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Old Jail tours. Glad to hear you took advantage of looking around after the tour and reading some of the posted materials. See you in "Jail"! More 

Nanjing County, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The half hour tour consisted of the guide parroting a speech that included very little history and a few dubious sounding stories designed to fabricate something of interest. The hand print is a joke. Waste of time.

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed by your visit to the Old Jail. Yes, the tour is memorized since each guide has to give the same explanations to visitors 5 or 6 times a day. As far as the dubious stories, all stories have come from former prisoners and guards or old newspaper articles. We tell these because many people want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history and need something to do on a summer day travel to Jim Thorpe. Cute little town stuck in time. Visit the Old jail. Only $7 to get in and what a great deal. You learn so much by experiencing it first hand. You learn about the Molly Maguire's and get to see the famous hand print.... More 

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OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this review

So glad you found your tour of the Old Jail both educational and interesting. Hope we "see you in Jail" again sometime! More 

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