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Old Jail Museum

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Old Jail Museum

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MJLau wrote a review Jul 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
I visited this museum the day it re-opened after Covid. Certain areas were closed because of the necessary decontamination, which was understandable, but our tour guide skipped other parts for no apparent reason (such as the Molly Maguires’ gallows and the “handprint”, which is
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Old J, Manager at Old Jail Museum
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Matt, Thank you for your review. We considered staying closed this year due to COVID19, but many visitors were disappointed so we decided to open. We are doing our best. For the past 25 years, we have offered guided tours. Due to the COVID19 mandates, we completely had to re-organize the way have operated. This year a guide gives small groups a 10-15 minute history presentation/overview of the jail, & another guide escorts guests into the dungon. Visitors are then permitted to take a "self-guided" tour around the cellblock & first floor of the warden's original living area. There are informational signs throughout this area & guests are premitted to take time reading all this information. As you mentioned, this was our first day hosting tours under the new mandates. We apologize if we fell short of your expectations. All our staff has read your review so we can learn from our past. We thank everyone who understands that not only our jail, but all businesses are doing our best overcoming the challenges we face in this unprecendited time.
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Frankie J wrote a review Jul 2020
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Great tour, a bit creepy for my younger one but a great experience. There's no upstairs tour during covid.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Old J, Manager at Old Jail Museum
Responded 1 week ago
Friankie, thank you so much for taking time to write this review! Thank you for spending some time in jail:)
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2plytraveller wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada258 contributions15 helpful votes
We almost missed the last tour of the day, but we made it just in time, and we were very glad we did. Very interesting building with lots of history. Our tour of the Old Jail Museum was great. Our tour guide was very informative. We learned about the history of the jail, the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Old J, Manager at Old Jail Museum
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind words! Thank you for spending time in jail:)
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Phyllis Y wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
Our tour guide Blake was amazing!!!! He answered questions told us stories about his personal experiences in the jail I know it is not easy talking in a mask he made it seem effortless!!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for complimenting Blake! He works very hard on his tour & is thrilled that you took the time to write this kind review & mention him by name. Thank you for spending time with us in jail:)
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John R wrote a review Nov 2019
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania29 contributions9 helpful votes
This was a great little stop. I walked to see it and it was open. It was supposed to be closed but I lucked out. It was a great tour with a little history.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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