Old Jail Museum

Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe: Address, Phone Number, Old Jail Museum Reviews: 4/5

Old Jail Museum
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Jail built in 1871 & used as County Jail until 1995. Seven Irish Coal Miners known as The Molly Maguires were hanged here. Learn Irish, Coal Mining & Jail History Open May through October Subject to change without notice. Please visit our website for tour dates & times
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Patricia Y
Lancaster, PA222 contributions
A must see if you like history!
Jul 2021
When I booked our trip to Jim Thorpe, this was one place that was a must see for me. My Husband and I both really enjoyed the tour, we found it quite interesting and better still it is family owned and operated. The owner saved this historic jailhouse from the wrecking ball several decades ago and kudos to them and their Grandson Blaine who runs it now. The Hand on the Wall is infamous and very visible.
Written August 2, 2021
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AngelaMB12
Hanover, PA181 contributions
Intriguing place
Jul 2021
I'd contemplated stopping for a tour, but when I realized our vacation rental was across the street, we had to take a tour. It was very interesting. Creepy old building, but the history is informative. Definitely recommend the walk from the public parking a few blocks away.
Written July 27, 2021
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CeW
2 contributions
Alright
Jul 2021 • Family
The front desk ladies did not know how to handle a large group, we had 17 people in our group. You start off your tour by watching a 10 minute video that you can barely understand with the Irish accent and has terrible audio quality coming from the TV. Also way too much information on a slide and not enough time to read it. Our guide Anya didn't seem excited or happy to be there. When we had time to just walk through by ourselves, she was yelling at another tour to catch up to their guide. Dungeon was quite creepy and dark! Can't go upstairs due to insurance.
Written July 25, 2021
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Margie M
Mercer, PA32 contributions
Excellent tour
Jul 2021
This was very informative, interactive tour. It was about 90 mins. And $10pp admission, Our tour included viewing prisoner cells and watching a short video on the Molly McGuires.
Written July 13, 2021
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Krista H
Northern Virginia, VA214 contributions
Jail Tour
Jul 2021 • Friends
Took a tour of the old jail cell. The tour was about 30 minutes. They start you off watching a 15 minute video then they take you to the main cell block and then the dungeon. Overall it was pretty cool. Mason was our tour guide and wa pretty good. It's a nice little place to check out if you're into jail history.
Written July 11, 2021
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amyew
12 contributions
Poor tour of jailhouse
Jul 2021 • Couples
Came here expecting an enjoyable tour of this landmark. Did NOT get that. Our tour guide was a young man who immediately told our group that “This is my last tour of the day, so after I’m done you can walk around and get the heck out of here!” He said we can “ get the heck out of here”numerous times. I feel he may have been trying to be funny but it was not. He seemed knowledgeable of the jailhouse history but talked so incredibly fast it was hard to understand him.
Also half of the jailhouse rooms were not open due to Covid. I don’t understand why because bans have been lifted.
Definitely not worth recommending to anyone.
Written July 8, 2021
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JessicaDzurek
New Ringgold, PA7 contributions
Awesome tour guide!
Jul 2021 • Family
Very informative tour at the jail! Interesting history! Tour guide Mason was wonderful and witty! Thanks for a great visit!
Written July 5, 2021
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Dee
4 contributions
interesting to see inside the dungeon
Jun 2021
It was interesting to see the jail and hear some stories of its history. The tour is quick so we fit it in before we headed home.
Written July 2, 2021
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Mieke C
Waretown, NJ87 contributions
Ok visit to the old jail.
Jun 2021
Jail was built in 1871. Has 28 original cells and 16 dungeon cells. Upstairs women's cells were closed off and we could not go up. Interesting history. Not for kids.
Written July 1, 2021
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Deborah K
4 contributions
Very Interesting glimpse into history
Jun 2021
Tour guide was well informed and the tour was very interesting. Check hours though, not open on Wednesday
Written June 29, 2021
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