Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe

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#2 of 17 in Museums in Pocono Mountains Region
Wander the Old Jail's cold hallways, past Cell 17 with its mysterious handprint on the wall, under the gallows on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death, and down into the eerie dungeon.

REGULAR TOURS Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day (Closed Wednesdays)

September & October weekends only

Hours: 12:00 to last tour at 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults ~ $7...

Students/Seniors over 65 ~ 65 ...

Children 6-12 ~ $5

Ghost Tours in October - see website for info www.theoldjailmuseum.com/ghosts

Limited Parking in our lot. For additional parking, please park behind the Train Station and take a nice stroll 6 blocks up Broadway. You'll find many quaint shops and historic sights along your way.
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  • Go see were all the injustice took place in the early 20th century Before you go see the move with Shawn Connery movie the Molly Maguire's  more »
  • Jim Thorpe is beautiful but almost everything is closed in January including the old jail which kids were really looking forward to. It is located 2 min drive up the hill from the main town. Impressiv...  more »
  • The Old Jail Museum was very interesting. The tour guide was polite and very knowledgeable about the jail's history and famous men who were kept and hung there. The authenticity of the jail cells them...  more »
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  • I grew up in the former Summer House right across from this museum. My dad was kind to the owner's wife whenever she needed to make a U-Turn at the Opera House. Out of her kindness, she allowed me and my siblings to have free tours. I've always loved this museum. I highly recommend everyone to go if you haven't already. I've taken tours one after another. I always had fun there. Such mysteries and knowledge to take in. The inside of this Old Jail is like the pages of a book. Every time you read it, the more you notice, learn, and think of. The tour guides all enjoyed my company, although you'd never expect a seven year old little girl to take such fascination to this kind of scenery. I gave five stars because of the experiences I've had in that museum. Once again, I highly recommend everyone to go to this place. It will not let you down.
  • Great experience, awesome tour guide. If you ever go to JT, visit this place.
  • Visiting the museum was cool, but the tour guide spoke so quickly I cannot tell you one thing that happened during the museums history. I probably should not have gone on the last tour of the day, so I do not recommend doing that. Once I did my own research I thought it had a really interesting past. They should probably switch to an audio tour like Eastern state does, a guide can make or break the tour unfortunately.
  • Gave you your own guide. They explained every room, interesting to say the least. Jails have become spa days according to what those prisoners have endured! Gave you time to explore on your own and for picture taking. But I won't spoil the story of the hand print.......
  • A good tour with an interesting story.
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