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Just an ol' country jail. You can feel the history surrounding the walls. Easy to get to, right... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Colleen D
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Courthouse and jail

A gal at the History Center recommended to see the jail and courthouse in Mariposa. Was good for a... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Portland, Maine
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15 Jul 2018
3 May 2018
“Courthouse and jail”
5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Just an ol' country jail. You can feel the history surrounding the walls. Easy to get to, right there in town. Just suits Mariposa

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 3 May 2018

A gal at the History Center recommended to see the jail and courthouse in Mariposa. Was good for a photo op and little else. Not much history to see in this area.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I have never seen it open. I have been to the town many times and the building is there, but you are not allowed in to see it. There are no grounds to walk or anything to see. What you see in the picture is...More

Thank Cindy d
Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was pretty cool to see and read the info on the building. It took like two minutes and then we were off to the next adventure.

Thank Jenniferammari
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Nice piece of Mariposa history. If you enjoy history then stop for sure. If you don't it is just a short visit required.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon with our 6 yr old, hoping to see inside and walk past the jail cells, etc. But it was locked up and the windows are blocked. So we walked around it, read the historical plaque and hopped back...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This would be one of the earliest jails in California. There's not much to see that the photo doesn't show but if you stop at the courthouse this is only 2 blocks down the street. You do want to stop at the courthouse!

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Not sure why this is even an option. There's no tours or anything going on over at the old jail. Just a plaque outside to read....

Thank 601sherryl
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This jail is located at highest place of Mariposa but is very small, but however, it have an interesting history. If you are staying at Mariposa, after a tour in Yosemite park is worth to go over there.

Thank eovieira
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting history. Door was not locked so you can take a peek inside. If you are staying in town you might as well stop and see it.

Thank Jeff M
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