Fodor's Expert Review The Old Jail Museum

Poconos Museum/Gallery

Easily the spookiest attraction in Jim Thorpe, mostly because it’s reputedly haunted, this gray stone structure housed inmates from its construction in 1871 until it was turned into a tourist attraction in 1995. Visitors to the former prison have reported paranormal experiences, and many have had ghoulish images appear in their photos of the attraction, leading the management to start running ghost tours on Saturdays in October. The tours that take place throughout the rest of the season focus more heavily on the prison’s early history, with special focus on the execution of prisoners accused of membership in the Molly Maguire secret society.

Museum/Gallery Jail/Prison

Quick Facts

128 W. Broadway
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania  18229, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6. Ghost Tours $10

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