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Monday, June 27, 2011

The old Jail Museum in Northeast Pennsylvania-Museum

This is The old Jail Museum Located 128 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 Telephone number- (570)-325-5259


Guided tours 12 noon To 4:30pm Open Memorial Day and Labor Day/ Closed Wednesdays/ Open weekends only in September and October.

Tours, History, Molly Maguires, Ghosts, and Shopping.

Admission- Adults- $6.00
Students and Seniors over 65- $5.00
Kids ages 6-12- $4.00

The Jail is a two story structure, completed in 1871 it was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 to January 1995. Then Tom and Betty Lou McBride of Jim Thorpe bought it. Then the 72 room, 27 Cells, and Basement became a Museum.

The Dungeon cells used as solitary confinement until 1980, Women's cells on the second floor, The Worden's living quarters across the front of the building. The Jail is best known as the site of the hanging of Seven Irish coal miners. Known as the Molly Maguires in the 1800's.

On June 21, 1877 known as the day of the Rope, Alexander Campbell, Edward Kelly, Michael Doyle, and John Donohue. Were all hung at the same time. It is also known for many more things. Please visit website or go take a tour of the Jail!

Please if you know any information, have been to see the jail or you are going to see the jail please write to me or comment on my blog to let us all know your thoughts!!! Thank you!! Cassie!

Also Another Link: http://www.weirdus.com/states/pennsylvania/unexplained_phenomena/carbon_county_jail_handprint/index.php

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the handprint on the wall that can't be washed off or painted over!