Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe

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  • October 2, 2017
    It's a jail, kinda creepy. Short 30 min tour, not extremely interesting. We didn't have much of a wait but by the time we left people we're already booked for the tour an hour later. Definitely not wo...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    The tour began on time. The jail is very interesting and well worth the time and price. You can't miss the famous handprint on the cell wall.  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This is something to do one time as others have noted. We were in Jim Thorpe for the day and saw the sign for this as we drove into town. The jail is small, but very interesting considering prisoners ...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    It may not quite be worth the $7 for the tour but our guide was friendly and reasonably knowledgeable about the place. The big draw is the hand print in cell 17. The cell is locked to protect it but you can see it from the door. Overall many of the spaces have seen better days but the renovations that have been done are a good considering that this was an active county jail until 1995. It is scary to imagine being stuck in that space around that period. The history of the region and it's Irish immigrant population is the most striking part of the tour. Being of Irish decent and having family who once called Pennsylvania home really hit me pretty hard just what they went through in the way of discrimination. It is a little uphill hike from the mail part of town so if you aren't very active possibly consider trying to drive up.
  • June 23, 2017
    Really enjoyed a self guided tour of this old jailhouse! Loved hearing the history and looking at all the interesting artifacts.
  • June 16, 2017
    The information was so interesting. Also, my husband's great great uncle Charles Sharp was one of the last men hung as a Molly Maguire Jan. 1879.
  • June 2, 2017
    Quick, Fun little tour done by locals, good historical site. Recommend you also visit the Anthracite Mine after to see what conditions the miners endured.
  • April 30, 2017
    If you enjoy history, go here... The whole town if full of rich history, but the jail holds its own secrets, 100% worth the visit

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