Due to Covid-19 Challenges

schedule posted each week

Our plan  Sept 8 - October 2  

Mon - Tue - Thurs - Fri

  2:30 - 5pm (last tour leaves)

Closed Wednesday

       Saturdays & Sundays - TBA each week


Sat 9/12 & Sun 9/13 - Tours: Noon - 4pm

   

Due to mandates, if there are too many people

& social distancing becomes challenging,

we will have no choice than to close.

Note - past weekends we have sold out by 2:30.

please do not wait to come buy tickets


 October schedule still being worked out.  We will know more as soon as our guide's know their school schedule.


All tickets purchased at the door / no advanced sales.

Tours every 1/2 hour or so, & our tour sizes have had to be reduced to 1/2 of past years.  Guests will listen to approximately a 15 minute presentation, then 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
Weekends possible & more dates to be announced.

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

Governor's Mandate:

 MASK Required

Thank you for your understanding:) 


Admission:

    All tickets must be purchased at the door

       (Sorry, no advanced tickets sold)

          * Adults ~ $10.50
          * Students/Seniors over 65 ~ $8.50
          * Children 6-12 ~ $5.50
          * Children under 6 ~ Free

          * USA Veterans/ Law Enforcement ~ $7.50

           * 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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Special GROUP TOURS:
(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
OldJailJT@gmail.com


With your puchase 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)




GUIDED TOURS Only -

     * 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.

Ghost Tour Info

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°

         Daytime Tours

GHOST Tour Info

The Old Jail             Museum