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“Free interesting place”
Review of Old Jail Museum

Old Jail Museum
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Gonzales
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Free interesting place”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is an interesting place to visit in historic Gonzales, Tx. The history is fascinating and it is next to the beautiful courthouse whose architect was the same for the courthouse in San Antonio.
You can also get information about other places to visit in Gonzales since this is where the chamber of commerce is.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“It Is The Tour People Who Are Interesting”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The jail is worth seeing, plus it houses the Chamber of Commerce. We were completely unimpressed with the person who was working in the chamber the day we visited. These people MUST know their history...at least well enough to give directions to the museums.

HOWEVER, what was impressive was the fact that by the time I was out of our vehicle (at the old jail), we were met by a man who was shaking our hands, introducing himself, and offering to give us a free driving tour. We spent a delightful hour with him and when we tried to pay at the end of the tour, he completely refused our money.

We had a great time and learned a lot. The museum that houses the Come and Take it Cannon in case the Chamber cannot tell you is the Gonzales Memorial Museum.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to Visit”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This was a highlight of our day spent touring some of the towns outside of San Antonio. We walked into the old county jailhouse and were fortunate enough to be greeted by the woman (Sandra) whose father was the sheriff there during the 1950s. She gave us a wonderful tour of the jailhouse and shared such interesting stories of what it was like there during that time. We thought it was a fantastic way to learn about Gonzales' history and highly recommend going there.

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
604 reviews
399 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
“Very interesting & free”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I toured the old jail house museum in Gonzales. The self tour took about 15 minutes. It was very interesting and it was free. There is a donation box near the door. It is certainly worth a look if you are touring downtown Gonzales. It is located on St Lawrence St just 3 blocks off of US 183 and next to the courthouse.

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The jail and its history was great. The ladies offering the tour are friendly and full of information.

Visited July 2014
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