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Old Jail Museum

128 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
+1 570-325-5259
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Small local jail - good guides

We were spending an afternoon wandering around Jim Thorpe and decided to go through the Jail... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ted519
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Kitchener, Canada
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Must do

This was a must do trip if you're going to Jim Thorpe. Very informative tour. Lots of local... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James C
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128 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
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+1 570-325-5259
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were spending an afternoon wandering around Jim Thorpe and decided to go through the Jail Museum. While it is small (30 minutes is more than enough time for the visit) it was interesting and inexpensive. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would suggest...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a must do trip if you're going to Jim Thorpe. Very informative tour. Lots of local history here.

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago

So glad we chose to take this tour!! The history is absolutely amazing!! It is not a large jail by any means but they take you inside the workings of it. Truly is an historical gem that I hope is around for years to come....More

1  Thank bobkat10
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the nice words about your tour of the Old Jail. Glad to hear you not only enjoyed your tour but learned a bit of history. We'll be sure to pass on to our young guides your complimentary words. See you in Jail -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history presented. Definitely a must see if you are Irish or have a connection to the Molly Maguires. I felt the tour guide could have been more natural rather than rehearsed. It is hard to believe that the jail was run use until the...More

1  Thank Deb R
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments on your Old Jail Tour. I agree the guides sometimes sound rehearsed - because they have memorized and rehearsed their 45 minute tour - and when they give 5 to 6 tours every day, they sometimes lose inflection in their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a great deal, we were decently scared and the people are exceptionally kind. If you are Irish this is a must-see place particularly if you have kids.

1  Thank David M
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice comments. Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and also learned some sad history. See you in jail - the Old Jail, of course.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good informative tour. We enjoyed it. Cost was only $7 per adult. Some days there is a long wait. Worth doing while there. Small parking area but if you dont get a spot there than you gotta walk up a hill.More

1  Thank britbly90
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Even though we are open from noon to 4:30 for tours every day (except Wednesdays!) through Labor Day, and on weekends in Sept. and October, on some days there may be a wait....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 30 minute guided tour, tour guide was good, and you could go back after to revisit at leisure. Really an eye-opener about the past and why jail was not a good place to be. Loved the stories of local history - the escape...More

1  Thank Laurel R
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Old Jail and learned a bit of history. Yes, it's a "great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!". See you in Jail - the Old Jail, of course.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family "girls trip" of all ages enjoyed the tour. Interesting facts about the jail and some history of the town. Only 1/2 hour tour. You were able to still walk around inside after the tour if you wanted to so you didn't feel rushed....More

1  Thank 48barb2015
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice comments on your tour of the Old Jail. Glad you enjoyed it and learned a bit of history. Tours last between 30 and 45 minutes but visitors enjoy looking around on their own after their tour. Hope we "see you in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A look back in History. I wouldn't want to spend time in this jail. The tour was very interesting and informative, our guide was new but he had all the answers ready.

1  Thank robstainedglass
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your tour of the Old Jail and learned a bit of history. Hope we "see you in Jail" again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very short guided walking tour ~ 30 min (involves steps - up & down). Our young tour guide (I'm sorry to have forgotten her name) - was very nice, and mixed in some humble humor along the way. The tour takes you up through the...More

1  Thank Philip P
OldJail, Manager at Old Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice comments on your Old Jail tour. Glad to see you enjoyed it and also learned a bit more history. Yes, only 2 rooms of the jail are air conditioned. There was no air conditioning for the prisoners when it served as...More

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Pgh-Mom-of-3
5 April 2017|
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Response from OldJail | Property representative |
The Old Jail will be open in June every day EXCEPT WEDNESDAYS. The actual tour takes about 45 min. Depending upon the number of people ahead of you waiting for a tour, there may be a 20 minute waiting time. You may stay in... More
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Betty M
20 November 2016|
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
99tigers and Barbara A answered your question about the hours.. I will tell you that it is worth visiting. The hanging took place inside so you will have to wait until it opens to see it.
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Betty M
20 November 2016|
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The Old Jail is presently closed for the winter and will reopen for tours Memorial Day weekend. Tour daily (closed Wednesdays) Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekends only in September and October. Hoursare 12:00 noon to... More
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