Caldwell County Jail Museum, Lockhart

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#117 of 146 in Historic Sites in Texas
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  • This museum was fun. Really enjoyed. It was very interesting and many floors and cells to look at at your own pace. There is alot of interesting things to look at from this time era and definitely a m...  more »
  • If you ever wondered what it was like to be in jail in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's well just step inside. This was originally the Caldwell County Courthouse before it was converted to a jail. Some real...  more »
  • The converted jail to museum was very interesting. The architecture of the jail is amazing, looking like a castle emerging from the landscape. The actual cells are still available for viewing. They ap...  more »
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  • Nice and creepy museum to visit. They still have the cells on the upper levels and some nice exhibits on the first floor. Definitely worth the small donation you pay to see it.
  • This place is FANTASTIC, if you like being given free reign in an abandoned jail with nothing but a flashlight. Amazing, friendly and knowledgeable staff, hidden gem worth hours of exploration in an otherwise sleepy TX town. We did this in between our BBQ Trifecta challenge in Lockhart.
  • The palace crow like veiw and feeling grows on you in hear you learn alot and the staff is nice
  • I really enjoyed this little museum. They did not have much to show due to the size of the building, but the tour guide was very informative and sweet. It was nice that the tour guide gave us two flash lights to tour the second and third floor of the building that once was a prison, by our selves. It is a little creepy at first because there's this big, heavy, rusty, metal door that creeks very loudly, which the elderly lady closes behind you once you've stepped in. It it truly an interesting experience as a couple because of the spooky historical contents they have kept in this old prison. Oh, and definitely read the Historical Marker in front of the building- that too is a little funny and interesting when you begin to picture in your head what went on when this prison actually had prisoners in it at the time. I hope the owners do not change much of this building, I really enjoyed viewing the parts of the building that were kept original- it has character.
  • Old fashion LO.oCk^

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