The Old Jail Tour Pt. 1

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The Old Jail Tour Pt. 1

Hi! Hands down, mine and Johnny’s favorite part of the vacation in the Poconos was the tour we did of The Old Jail in Jim Thorpe. We had both never done anything like it and have always wanted to as we love all things horror and the macabre. Our time spent in the jail also inspired us to have a “Ghoul Tour” when we go on a trip to visit more jails, asylums, and other haunted locations.

I took so many pictures in The Old Jail that this post will be broken up into two parts. Today, we are going to look at some shots taken prior to our tour. Then, tune in tomorrow to explore the dungeon, jail cells, and much more! Let’s get to it:

Our tour of The Old Jail was absolutely wonderful and you could feel the haunted history of it before you even entered the building. The jail stuck out like an ominous sore thumb amongst the quaint town of Jim Thorpe and we couldn’t wait for our adventure to begin. We were eager to learn and check out everything that the jail had to offer, including the recreated gallows where four accused Molly Maguires were hung and, yes, the hand print. 😮

Tomorrow, we are going to delve deeper into the history of The Old Jail, the story of the hand print, lots more pictures, and my own weird experience when trying to email the pics I took to myself. You don’t want to miss it!

Have you ever visited a haunted location? Which jails or asylums have you visited before? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. Hi there! The Old Jail in Jim Thorpe is a place that I’ve been to a few times. Jim Thorpe is not that far away from me. It’s about a 1 hr. drive away. The “Hand Print” on the wall is true. It’s still there. It has been painted over, washed, & scrubbed on, but it still returns. As you may know, it comes from one of the Molly Maguires that were hanged there long ago. Even though it may be haunted, I’ve never seen or experienced anything while there. You might want to visit the old Jail in Pottsville, PA. Some of the Mollies were hanged there also. Do not try to get in because it’s a Jail that is still in use to this day. Have fun!

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