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A national treasure

Construction of the stone dungeon began in 1719 and was subsequently extended at various times... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
mouseHerts
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Herts
Interesting to see the dungeon

We toured the old Gaol following the Emerson Wilcox house and Jeff was our guide. He was full of... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
deebug2470
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a local curiosity, the original gaol/jail for the oldest town in Maine. It is a preserved 17th century gaol that is interesting historically and a vivid contrast with our times.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

There is a pillar in front of the Old Gaol, which I assume people were put in for punishment. The site is well maintained and easily found.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

Construction of the stone dungeon began in 1719 and was subsequently extended at various times. Thanks to the foresight of residents, it was saved from demolition and opened as a museum in 1900. It is fascinating to see the cells, old courtroom and gaoler's parlour. There is an information leaflet that takes you around the building, and there are facts about some of the prisoners displayed on walls. It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank mouseHerts
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

We toured the old Gaol following the Emerson Wilcox house and Jeff was our guide. He was full of interesting facts about the old gaol as well as York. It was a self-guided tour. It was amazing the difference in the bottom cells where criminals were and the upper floors where people were only held for owing debts. The bottom floors reminded us of dungeons whereas the upper cells were like rooms without furniture.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Pretty cool old building--supposed to have been the first jail in the area--but fascinating history and fun to visit. The dungeon is about 300 years old--not much in the US is that old so cool to visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MaryKop
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