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Going to Jail is Great

Such friendly staff working. Incredible that we were allowed to walk around unescorted. Wish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Devine, Texas
Great Museum and great tour.

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in Gonzales. I thoroughly enjoyed myself especially the Old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Glenn B
Allen, Texas
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414 St. Lawrence Stree, Gonzales, TX 78629
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All reviews chamber of commerce our tour guide great tour amazing history an interesting experience neat place all ages great information free admission donations accepted in town no charge texas history prisoners gallows sheriff stories
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such friendly staff working. Incredible that we were allowed to walk around unescorted. Wish there were more souvenirs. Great place to start your Gonzales adventure. Good photo ops.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VDavis14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has not changed. It will never change. One time is all you need and as it is will be history. If you know older people they can tell you more stories about this jail. And it's more interesting than what's inside.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in Gonzales. I thoroughly enjoyed myself especially the Old Jail. And as a special bonus while at the Jail I went into the gift shop/Chamber of Commerce Office and met Leon Netardus who provided a fantastic historic...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Interesting view into old jail and history. Good pictures to show way back when. Good literature available. Usually have someone there to answer questions, etc

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 631kirbyf
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Our stop wasn’t planned but when we were in town for a car show festival downtown we saw lots of people going in and out of the old jail. It’s kinda spooky and very interesting. The craftsmanship of this old jail is neat. You could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank melis856
Reviewed 13 January 2019

great historic place-great information and got to see where they hung men and got to see the inside of the jail cells-spooky.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fabian C
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We were told that we “had to” stop by here before leaving town. We only had 15-20 minutes which was not only enough time, but was well worth it! Really cool people cages made of Carnegie steel make for a stunning visual experience. Admittedly, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JSATfromTX
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Place is well preserved and cared for. Family oriented. The two retirement-aged, elegant, silver-haired women working that day, gleefully told tales of the local sheriff holding accountable the carpetbaggers and other people from the north who "disrespected" southerners in Gonzales, inferring quite horrifically bold abuse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The jail is very interestin. The best deal is to have Leon drive you around and tell you about the city. GREAT AND IT'S ALL FREE.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat T
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great self guided tour of an old jail. Neat place with a lot of history. Staff is also great. Worth touring.

Date of experience: October 2018
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2 September 2016|
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Response from robertaY8264KT | Reviewed this property |
Didn't enquire - my tour was free - the upstairs they leave you alone.
13 February 2015|
Response from RyanJinCC |
I was able to find the info. Daily 10-4, Sundays 1-4