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Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

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Address: 5012 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA
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An interesing place to visit

The jail is an interesting little building to visit and shows you some history about the town. There is an information board telling the history of the jail, which is quite... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Michael S
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Chelmsford
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Just nothing to say can't get in so wouldn't describe it as an attraction, not even worth a photograph.

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

The jail is an interesting little building to visit and shows you some history about the town. There is an information board telling the history of the jail, which is quite interesting. It's worth visiting if you are staying in Mariposa

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Not that much to see. It is an old stone house. We stayed at a hotel next to the jail otherwise it should have been waste of time to see it. Now it was ok to look at during our walk back after dinner.

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Glendora, California
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Sure wouldn't want to have stayed in this place in the dead of summer or winter! It was still in use up until the 1960s, too!!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Simple plaque tells the story, gives you a bit of a sense of the goldrush days. It will take you 3 minutes to see everything but it's worth it.

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Cypress, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This was next to our hotel and we happened to see it driving by. It's just a small stone building made of really large stones. No one was there, there's no tours or anything like that that I could see. You just stand outside and look.

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Thank Howard J
Chula Vista, California
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182 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Something to see. Can't see inside, but has an interesting history. I posted a picture of my dad, his dad, and his dad's mom. Not sure of the date.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is a quick, while you are passing by, attraction. Its two blocks off hwy 140 through town. Its a small building, dating back to the 1800's and you cannot get in side. There is a plaque on the side that is worth a read.

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Thank Kent S
Altadena, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

You can't see inside the building. Everything is locked up and visually blocked. It stands in a residential area, no parking.

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Thank Erin S
Mariposa
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

As a "local" I've spent a lot of time (visiting) in this old stone building. During the summer months, there is frequently a guided tour available. During the off-season, you will have to make friends with a "local" who "might" be able to "hook-you-up" with a "friend" who "might" have the key. It's really worth the effort though. You will... More 

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Thank Robert B

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