Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe

Must see · History Museum · Museum
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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  • It is sad to visit because the history and the pain some innocent people went thru there. The tour start with a video giving a review and history of the place then comes to walking tour with nice...  more »
  • Nice tour and loved the history behind it. Brought my 5 kids (ranging in age 14-3). They were all attentive and intrigued. We toured the first floor and dungeon as the 2nd floor was closed for Covid.....  more »
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  • I didn't get an opportunity to visit the jail due to it being closed when we're visiting. However, I love Broadway Street and all the architecture. Highly recommend a visit if you've yet to experience this beautiful and historic town.
  • 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.

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