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Gonzales, Texas: Old Jail with Indoor Gallows

Held prisoners from 1887-1974. Tour includes the dungeon, the "women and lunatics" cell, and the indoor gallows.

Old Jail Museum

414 Saint Lawrence St., Gonzales, TX
Old Jail Museum. Downtown, on the south side of St. Lawrence St. between N. St. Joseph and St. Paul Sts.
M-F 8-5, Sa 9-4, Su 1-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Old Jail with Indoor Gallows

If Sandra is there, ask for a tour! She will give you a tour and share interesting facts. She was the daughter of a sheriff and lived on the premises from 1951-1961!

[Heather Lyons, 03/19/2016]


Old Jail with Indoor Gallows

The indoor gallows are upstairs and are definitely a sight to see! Cool historic information is provided regarding several prisoners who spent their time in the jail.

[Michelle, 02/16/2015]

Its last condemned man (1921) swore that the town's four-faced clock tower would never keep the same time again, and it hasn't.

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