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Old Jail Museum

414 St. Lawrence Stree, Gonzales, TX 78629
+1 888-672-1095
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Really Cool

This place was a complete surprise! After going through the downstairs area I was starting to think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy C
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Henderson, Texas
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Amazing History

This was a fascinating tour! I love Texas History and this was authentic at its best. I love the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
TexasTravelorR
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Austin, Texas
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
414 St. Lawrence Stree, Gonzales, TX 78629
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+1 888-672-1095
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"chamber of commerce"
in 9 reviews
"second floor"
in 7 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 6 reviews
"piece of history"
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"john wesley hardin"
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"great tour"
in 3 reviews
"amazing history"
in 3 reviews
"an interesting experience"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 2 reviews
"anyone traveling"
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"back in the day"
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"lady giving"
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"solitary confinement"
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"fire station"
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"donations accepted"
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"no charge"
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"in town"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a complete surprise! After going through the downstairs area I was starting to think this museum was going to be lame. Then I went to the 2nd floor! Wow! The 2nd floor was awesome and the staff was very informative and friendly.

Thank Jeremy C
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This was a fascinating tour! I love Texas History and this was authentic at its best. I love the fact that the place is almost 100% original. The tour guide Docent was full of information, fascinating facts and made it interesting for people of all...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Toured this old jail. Guides very imformative. Learned much history about Gonzales, Texas. History of hangings and sheriff's of the county.

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We stopped just before it was closing. I didn't get her name but the lady working and giving a tour was great. She really knew lots about the building and it's history.

Thank Thais G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Cool old jail. Free but accepts donations. Well done. Great to let your imagination run wild here. Lets you see and feel how it was in the past. Maybe not a destination location but definitely worth a brief stop.

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must do. After a trip to Shiner we decided to stay a night in Gonzales mainly because of this museum, so glad we did. This little town packs a lot of history and great people. Tour was awesome as well as the tour...More

Thank DestinRain
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, historic jail. Good tour guide. No charge, but donations accepted. I would recommend stopping here when in Gonzales.

Thank JP M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a Fun & Free museum within the Visitors Center & the Chamber of Commerce. The Old Jail upstairs was creepy but very interesting! The guide was friendly and informative. After seeing the list of Reasons to be thrown in Jail... we were not...More

Thank susan W
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The tour leader was very friendly and willing to take as much time as needed to let everyone see everything that they wanted to. All of the graffiti left by the inmates if very interesting. You even get to go in the cells which is...More

Thank jackkarouck
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

A very interesting place to visit. The Docents were very nice, helpful and friendly! A place you need to see!

Thank WWPW65
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titotitakaty
2 September 2016|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Didn't enquire - my tour was free - the upstairs they leave you alone.
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RyanJinCC
13 February 2015|
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I was able to find the info. Daily 10-4, Sundays 1-4
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