Governor's Mandate:

MASK Required 


Our Plan thru Nov 1

Monday & Friday 
 3pm - 5pm (last tour leaves)

(Closed Tue, Wed., Th.)

Sat & Sun

Noon - 4:30 (last tour leaves)​   

Note - past Oct weekends we have sold out by 1pm

Please do not wait to come buy tickets.

​We may add the first weekend in Nov if the weather stays warm

Evening GHOST Tours

Saturday October 24, 2020

Portion of Proceeds donated to JT Police

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Please Note: Weekends in Jim Thorpe, PA are EXTREMELY busy & this year is no different. October traditionally bring the most visitors to town.  If you are concerned with large crowds & being able to social distance, it is NOT recommended you visit Jim Thorpe, PA during this month.

 If you want to find a place to park in town for the day, come early on October weekends.   

Our  town's metered spaces & county lot tend

to fill up by 10am!

Due to our governor's mandates, our tour size is smaller than past years & there are only so many tickets we can sell during a day. 

Past fall weekends we have sold out by 1pm

Please do not wait to come purchase your tickets.  

NOTE: this schedule could change at a moments notice with mandates from PA Governor. 

All tickets purchased at the door / no advanced sales.

Tours every 1/2 hour or so, & our tour size is much smaller than past years.  Ticket holders are encouraged to wait outside the building until your tour time is called. Guests will be put in small groups & listen to approximately a 15 min presentation, a guide will take your group into the dungeon, & then you will be permitted to walk around on a self guided tour.  Total tour time is about 30 minutes.  

We considered not opening this year, but decided to do our best in the given situation.  We have been hosting tours the same way since 1995 & now in 2020 we had to re-arrange our regular routine.  Please bear with us as we overcome these challenges. We are doing our best to give you the best tour possible

We have to follow our governor's mandates & times are unpredictable 
Our schedule subject to change without notice.

Admission Sat & Sun:

    All tickets must be purchased at the door

       (Sorry, no advanced tickets sold)

          * Adults ~ $11
          * Students (age 13 - 18) ~ $9
          * Children (age 6-12) ~ $6
          * Children under 5 ~ Free

          * USA Veterans/ Law Enforcement ~ $1 off

           * Active Duty USA Military ~ Free with ID

Admission Weekdays:

             ($1 off weekday prices & age 65+ special)

          * Adults ~ $10
          * Students age 13- 18 /Seniors 65+ ~ $8
          * Children 6-12 ~ $5
          * Children under 5 ~ Free

          * USA Veterans/ Law Enforcement ~ $1 off
           * Active Duty USA Military ~ Free with ID

Tickets may be purchased with cash or credit

Minimum Charge $10

NO Refunds

Sorry, we are NOT handicapped accessible.  

Our old Stone building has several steps to get into.  There is one step up and then down to get into the cell block.  The upstairs and dungeon are only accessible by a flight of stairs. You may have a tour of just the first floor if you do not want to walk the stairs.

PARKING:  Most visitors park behind the Train Station

(off Rt 209) and stroll the 5 blocks to the jail. There are many shops, eateries & other attractions along the way.  We do have a SMALL parking lot where you may park during your tour. No Large or Oversized Vehicles.  Our parking area is up the driveway alongside the jail building.

NO PETS -  Service Animals Only!

ADA definition of service animal is "any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals."

To determine if an animal is a service animal, a public entity or a private business may ask two questions:
Is this animal required because of a disability?
What work or task has this animal been trained to perform?

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(Minimum 20 guests)
School Groups / Bus Groups / Scout Troops, etc

Please reserve now for Group Tours in 2021
Weekday dates available in May thru Oct 
Weekend dates any time except October

Must be scheduled between 9am & 10:30am
More group info click HERE

Questions or Need Directions?
(570) 325-5259

With your purchase of tickets,  you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19

and agree not to hold 

The Old Jail Museum & Heritage Center, Inc.

or any of its affiliates, employees, agents, contractors

or owners liable for any injury or illness

2019 Info: Hope to resume this schedule when Covid19 is finally over! Open June thru August - Open Daily (closed Wednesdays)

Sat & Sun only in Sept & Oct

Tour Times: Noon - 4:30

  First Tour leaves at Noon to

        Last tour leaves at 4:30 (be here by 4:15)


     * Tour length: 25-30 minute (approximately)

     * All ages are welcome on daytime tours

     * Tours leave about every 20-30 min

     * Saturdays are VERY busy

             * Depending our the # of visitors, wait times for    

                next tour may be 20 minutes or more. 

     * Don't wait to come for last tour,

        as we may sell out before 4:15

        * If you do not like crowds, do NOT come to

            Jim Thorpe the first three weekends in October.

         Daytime Tours

The Old Jail             Museum

Note: The Jail is Closed each year from November until the end of May.
The whole building is secured for the winter weather.  The water is turned off & pipes drained so there is no possibility of a frozen pipes. The many window coverings and cell door have insulated covers.  The winter temperature is kept at about 40° (a damp and cold temperature).

Why don't we turn on the heat and have winter tours?  It would cost us about $250/DAY to heat the Jail to 65°

Ghost Tour Info

GHOST Tour Info