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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

Address:
414 Saint Lawrence St., Gonzales, TX
Directions:
Old Jail Museum. Downtown, on the south side of St. Lawrence St. between N. St. Joseph and St. Paul Sts.
Hours:
M-F 8-5, Sa 9-4, Su 1-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
888-672-1095
Admission:
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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]

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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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