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Old Jail Museum

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Address: 128 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA
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Thoroughly enjoyed the sites tour and history lesson. We were impressed with the restoration in progress.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Colleen R
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the sites tour and history lesson. We were impressed with the restoration in progress.

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

Glad you enjoyed your tour and learned a bit more about the history of the coal era. Hope we "see you in Jail" again this summer. More 

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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Closed for the winter months. Very disappointed, we checked trip advisor and Jimthorpe.org before our trip west. But nothing mentioned, in Winter It seems almost everything in town is closed, except shops and restaurants.

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

Yes, Debbie, as the Old Jail web site indicates, the Old Jail is not open during the cold winter months. The jimthorpe.org site refers you to the Old Jail site with the tour information. It's a huge stone building which retains the cold, so it's extremely expensive to open in the cold. Tours resume Memorial Day weekend every day except... More 

Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We were waiting for our tour to start and one of our party started feeling nauseated, dizzy and chills. We immediately left the building and she felt much better. Maybe a spirit trying to attach itself to her ???

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

Sorry you didn't get to stay and take the tour. Perhaps you'll return and try again so you can hear the history of the jail and the men who were hanged here. . Yes, many people feel uncomfortable and have strange and eerie things happen when in the Old Jail. Most likely the spirits make themselves known in different ways.... More 

White Haven, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Been to the jail a bunch of times as I live close. Definitely a must see whilst in Jim Thorpe. The place is amazing and the guides are great.

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

Thanks for the nice review. Our guides work hard to give visitors the best information and make the tour enjoyable. See you in Jail again! More 

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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Historical jailhouse especially for the Irish immigrants of last century. We did not take the offered tour but the building is fabulous and so are the walls and areas you can visit for free.

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

Sure you were disappointed that you were not able to take the tour of the Old Jail Museum. Yes, the building is beautiful; built in 1871 and used as a prison until 1995. Tours will resume next Memorial Day weekend. See you in Jail - the Old Jail, of course. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Although a little further walk up Broadway then the rest of the main stores and eateries, we were glad we walked up to see a part of history! The guide was very informative and you definitely get an eerie feel when walking through. I enjoyed finding the beauty in the wrought iron staircase with the beautiful rich wood railings that... More 

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

Pleased to hear you not only enjoyed your tour of the Old Jail but could appreciate the beautiful workmanship of the whole building. We presume the beautiful wood staircase and ornate doors in the warden's original living area were a reflection of the status of the warden in 1871 when the Jail was built. See you in Jail - the... More 

Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We have been to the Old Jail several times before. It is always interesting and we seem to learn additional things each time we go! The owner is very knowledgeable if she happens to be there. Today's tour was a little rushed; perhaps nearing the end of the day and the end of the season. We noticed other tours went... More 

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

Always glad to have you visit the Old Jail and learn a bit more history on each visit. Going into the visitors yard is not part of the daily tours. Because of the extremely large number of people visiting the Old Jail on the day you came, we added an extra tour at the end of the day which meant... More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We took the tour it was informative and fun. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area. It is a must do.

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

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. See you in Jail! More 

Morganton, North Carolina
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40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our guide shared lots of history and inmate stories. The Warden's family's rooms had been converted into administrative areas. The dungeon is a dark, musky place. Reproduced hanging gallows were on display.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Old Jail and learned a little more history. See you in Jail! More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I went on the history tour and had a wonderful time. The tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. I think it is wonderful that they employ teenagers as tour guides. I was able to take many pictures and learn a lot about the town and the jail. I also learned so much about the Molly McGuire's.

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

Thanks for the great comments on your visit to the Old Jail. We are very proud of our teenage guides who work very hard making the tours both enjoyable and educational. Hope you found some ghostly orbs in your photos. See you in Jail! More 

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