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Interesting Jail Museum, Truckee, CA

We visited the Old Truckee Jail Museum. Its one block away from the Main Historic Street area of... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
mini
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Fremont, California
Historic and interesting.

This Museum is small and is part of the walking tour in Truckee, CA. But you can just walk right on... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Susan C
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Incline Village, Nevada
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16 Jan 2018
“Old Truckee Jail Museum”
10 Aug 2017
“Great volunteers run it”
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10142 Jibboom St, Truckee, CA 96161-0108
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The Old Truckee Jail Museum is only open from Labor Day through Memorial Day. I have not been able to get inside this tiny jail, yet!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a small volunteer run museum. They give you a history of the town and photos of then and now. This was only 200 years ago or so

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited the Old Truckee Jail Museum. Its one block away from the Main Historic Street area of Truckee. Its an interesting part of Truckee History.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great little piece of history in downtown Truckee. The guides were very knowledgeable and described many stories about the history of the jail and locals back in the 1800s. Great artifacts and photos. Free admission (they run off of donations only) and worth a visit...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Liz G
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Susan C
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"....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 7 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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank SamB29
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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank suburbangirlNewYork
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank NekoCat
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They are only open on weekends from Memorial day thru Labor day, except on Truckee Thursdays they are open on Thursday. There is no tour, it is open to public and you cn just walk in. It is not that big and you can leave a... More
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