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“Very interesting”
Review of Old Jail Museum

Old Jail Museum
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Jim Thorpe
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

It was a very good tour and history of the Irish Maquires. Eye opening and sobering tour, but very well done

Thank brenda06370
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"hand print on the wall"
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"ghost stories"
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"eastern state penitentiary"
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"gift shop"
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"the young lady"
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"interesting history"
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"great tour"
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"walk around"
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"back in the day"
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The fact that this facility was in use for close to 220 years is incredible. Very little amenities and used for public hangings, wow! Most interesting is the history of the Molly Maguires.

Thank Larry625
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

The jail is of course very old. Our Guide spoke way to fast and it was difficult to understand her. However, learning about the Molly McGuires was interesting. Also, while on the tour a Ghost Hunter barreled though because he received a reading from the dungeon (solitary) down in the basement. SOOOOO it's haunted??????

Thank newjersey1949
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

If they didn't hire 16 year old high school students to robotically go through a rehearsed scrip. It was so monotoned and drab that we nearly fell asleep. There is so much incredible history here and it should be conveyed with a little more "soul" as one other reviewer put it. It is cool to walk around such an old and eerie building, but it would be so much better if the storytelling was more vivid.
Can't take a picture of the hand print on the wall, but you can buy one if the gift shop for fifty cents! What a joke...
Won't be revisiting here.

Thank cristieg2013
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Guides were unfamiliar with information and boring. Waited in line for 40 minutes, paid $20 for two people. Total waste of time and money.

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