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Barnstable, Massachusetts: Oldest Wooden Jail In America

Built in the 1690s and in use until 1820. I looks like a little house, not a jail.

3353 Main St., Barnstable, MA
East end of town, south side of Main St., just to the left of the big brick Coast Guard Heritage Museum (They share the same parking lot). It looks like a little two-story house.
May-Nov. Tu, Th, Sa 10-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Old Jail.

Oldest Wooden Jail In America

The Oldest Wooden Jail in America is in Barnstable Village, next to the Coast Guard Heritage Museum. It is great and has many artifacts and much information about crime and punishment during the 17th Century.

[Robert, 09/17/2013]

May 2015: Photo added.

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