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Address: Truckee, CA 96160
Phone Number: +1 530-582-0893
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This Museum is small and is part of the walking tour in Truckee, CA. But you can just walk right on up and visit and take a step back to the way it was. Leave a donation for your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Susan C
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This Museum is small and is part of the walking tour in Truckee, CA. But you can just walk right on up and visit and take a step back to the way it was. Leave a donation for your visit! It will not take a lot of time to see this jail and learn a little about the history. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The docent was so friendly, and funny. He genuinely enjoyed being there and educating others. And he really knew his stuff! The history is fun to know, but it wasn't jaw dropping. Its a great stop with kids. You can snap a picture "behind bars". And even go upstairs to view where the women and children jail cells were. Spoiler... More 

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Redlands, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wasn't expecting much, just looking for somewhere to meet another party. If you are driving, you will find a free lot a bit further down the street. Free is good, because anywhere else in Truckee you have to pay to park. Nice explanation and history of the jail and town, and free water and even cookies. You can even learn... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Interesting historical aspects of this old railroad town, rehabbed over the years, town very touristy with great restaurants and lots of shops to browse, and of course drink yourself silly.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Don't miss this great spot, it is filled with the history of the area! We stumbled across this while walking the main street of Truckee because it is on the street just behind the main drag. The two tour guides were filled with historical accounts of the jail, town and area.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Interesting little jail with lots of history. We were expecting to just poke around a bit, but there was a guide and local historian at the ready when we walked in. He was very lively and provided some great vignettes. There is also an upstairs to tour, but overall the place is very small. Less than an hour is needed.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a cute little jail. The docents were fun and enjoyed giving tours. We were there over Memorial Day weekend and there were quite a few visitors. Good stories, artifacts and photos.

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Vallejo, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Wow, a wonderful piece of history and no one in town was willing to volunteer to man the jail? Gosh, not even for a few hours? It was a beautiful day and while we were there other would be visitors found the closed jail a disappointment.

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Truckee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you're interested in history, the Old Jail is a must-see. Knowing that Truckee was a rambunctious town in its hey day and the freezing temperatures we're so accustomed to experiencing, the jail really gives you some insight into how rough the conditions were for anyone unlucky enough to find themselves in there for the night. The single cell provides... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

It is just off the main street...and if it were open, would be interesting to see!! Perhaps they could establish some regular hours and post it on the door.

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