What Are Some Exhibits at The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania?


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Some exhibits at The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, include the location of the gallows where the Molly Maguires were hanged and the warden's family's living quarters. This stone jail features two stories, plus a basement, 72 rooms and 27 cells.

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On June 21, 1877, seven Irish coal miners were hung at the gallows created in the jail's cell block. While visiting this area, guests will hear the story of the Molly Maguires who proclaimed their innocence until their deaths.

While touring the warden's family's living quarters, guests get a tour of the front of the jail. The space includes a sitting room, living room, dining room, two bedrooms and a kitchen. The kitchen was used to prepare meals for the prisoners by the warden's wife.

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