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°
September & October - Saturdays & Sundays Only
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.
All tickets must be purchased at the door
* Adults ~ $10
* Students/Seniors over 65 ~ $8
* Children 6-12 ~ $5
* Children under 6 ~ Free
* Active Duty Military ~ Free with ID
Minimum Charge $10
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!
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Special GROUP TOURS
School Groups / Bus Groups / Scout Troops, etc
Please reserve now for Group Tours in 2019
Minimum Group is 20
Weekday dates available in May thru Oct
Weekend dates any time except October
Must be scheduled between 9am & 11:30am
More group info click HERE
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