The Old Jail Museum

128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1933
Phone: 570-325-5259
Region: Pocono Mountains

In 1877, seven members of the Molly Maguires, a secret union of Irish coal miners, were imprisoned and executed at Jim Thorpe’s Old Jail Museum. Wander to cell 17 in the preserved building, where a Molly Maguire left a dirty handprint before his hanging as a declaration of innocence (mysteriously visible after the wall was washed, painted, and plastered).

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