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CLOSED for Winter
Special Tours in April - see homepage 
Regular Season starts end of May 2024

The Old Jail is PRIVATELY Owned & Operated.  The purchase of your tour tickets help restore our 150 year old historic building. Thank you!



* 2024 Schedule will be posted early May.

* Special - Tours in March & April - see home page (click Here)

Sorry CLOSED / NO TOURS May 16 - May 20 due to building maintenance.

  • We make learning history fun, but this is NOT an amusement park.

  • GUIDED TOURS ONLY -  about1/2 hour long!

    •  No self-guided tours

  • Small tour sizes (approximately 20 guests / tour )

  • Tickets must be purchased at the Old Jail Museum, there is NO tickets available for purchase online or over the phone.   

  • PRICE:

    • $ 12 - ADULT

      • ACTIVE Duty USA Military - FREE with ID

      • $2 off for US Veterans with ID

    • $ 10 - TEENAGER (13 - 17) 

    • $ 7 - CHILDREN ( 5 - 12)                                                           

    • $ 1 -  CHILDREN (2 - 4)

    • Infants under 2  - free (no strollers permitted on tour)

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Tour Information

*Ticket sales in person only (no online)

* Sorry, NO Advanced Sales or Online/ Phone Sales

      * May sell out early so don't wait to buy tickets

      * All Tickets Purchased in Person on the Day of the Tour

      * Tickets may be Purchased for a Time Later on THAT Day

      * Limited Tickets Available each day (weekends are busy)

 * Tour Length: approximately 30 min
* Tours leave every 20 - 30 min

 * NO Dogs or other pets (service dogs only!)

  * If you are uncomfortable being near others, do not purchase a ticket


We're located in historic downtown Jim Thorpe, PA.

You may either park at a meter or park in the County Lot & walk to to the jail.  

We are 5 blocks from the Train Station & Court House (with the clock).  

There is a County Parking Lot behind the train station (off Rt 209)  5 walkable blocks away.

Note: If you approach the County Parking lot from Rt 903, on weekends you will not be able to turn left into the lot.  Make the first right then turn left at the light to get to the lot.  



* We do have a SMALL parking lot reserved for Elderly / Handicapped / Disabled Tags

       - Please let us know you are parked in our lot at ticket purchase

      - If you do not have a handicapped plate, but cannot walk to the jail due to a physical condition,   

        please park in our lot & advise staff as soon as you arrive. 

      - Please move your vehicle out of our lot immediately after your tour.  

      - Violators will be towed at vehicle owner's expense)

* Our small lot is located up the driveway of the jail.

     - Do NOT park in our neighbor's lower lot or you will be ticketed & towed!

* If you are coming to town just to tour the jail & heading home immediately after your tour (not going downtown to shop or eat), please call ahead for parking availability time in our lot - vehicle make & model will requested.  You have to move your vehicle after your tour. No charge for parking for tour but donation for local animal shelter appreciated at ticket purchase.  (570) 325-5259 

* Our lot will not accommodate:

     extra large vehicles, campers, extended pick-ups, or vehicles with trailers / large bike racks.

* Sorry, no parking on the street as this is by permit only & you will get a $50 ticket.  

* The lot on the street level is NOT for jail use. It is home-owner parking only & you will be towed


Our historic 150 year old building has steps to come in all entrances.
Once inside of the jail, there is a step up and down to get into the main cell block to see the handprint.

The second floor & dungeon are only accessible by stairs.

Our back entrance stairway is more "modern".  
There is one small step onto a concrete pad & another step into the staircase platform.  
There are then 4 steps into the cellblock (see picture) 
This entrance is off the gated exercise yard. 
If you think you would be able to manage this stairway and come with someone who can help you, we will open the back gate.

Our staff may hold doors but cannot physically assist. 
If you cannot make it in the building, on a nice day we would be happy to set up the video presentation outside where you could watch it. 


Staff 2016?

Isabel 2023

Tours on Halloween 2021

Alex 2023 - 

Reminding you to get your photo taken behind the bars!

Cole, Kyra, Anya 2023

Our tour guides are comprised of mostly high-school & college age young adults. 

            They work very hard to give each guest the best tour possible!

Employment & Internship - Please email us for an application - Thank you! 

The Old Jail is PRIVATELY Owned & Operated.  The purchase of your tour tickets have helped restore our 150 year old historic building:

                                  The front wall & steps shifted & needed repair = $50,000. New heat blowers in the cellblock = $12,000.

                                         Roof Repair = $20,000. Furnace repair = $8,000.  Thank you for your continued support!

Groups of 20+

Please email for our Group Tour Policy & scheduling information.

Paranormal Investigations

We are not renting the jail.

Please check back as this may be something we offer in the future.

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