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One of the Cape's more interesting historical sites

Great stop for those interested in colonial history of Cape Cod. Great for preteens, too. Be sure... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Osterville, Massachusetts
A must see when visiting Barnstable

Our initial attempt to visit this old jail was not successful because the jail was not opened. The... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
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Jul 23, 2018
“One of the Cape's more interesting historical sites”
Oct 12, 2017
“A must see when visiting Barnstable”
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3353 Main St 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630-1262
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a whale watch and started to rain so were looking for things to do. I remembered this and we drove over. It was not open but we viewed it from the parking lot and snapped a photo. We did...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great stop for those interested in colonial history of Cape Cod. Great for preteens, too. Be sure to look up operating hours and check out the story of the schoolboy who dipped his schoolmate's pigtails into an inkwell. The Barnstable Ghost tour starts here, too.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our initial attempt to visit this old jail was not successful because the jail was not opened. The wait was worth it. The history and insight as to what was used in the 1600's verses today is mind boggling. Historically the building has seen some...More

5  Thank SandCadi
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The facility is unavailable for tours any longer. Uncertain as to the reason. The signage was removed as well with no additional information. We traveled for 30 minutes to find this and it was disappointing that we were unable to access.

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is very interesting to see and I would advise anyone to go and visit this landmark. It is not in its original place, but the jail is. Its interesting to see what it was like back then and to have a visual.

1  Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went here (with the lights out!) as part of the Barnstable ghost walk. It's hard to believe how old this building is, and how it managed to survive. Some jerkweed tried to burn it down; you can see the charred wood everywhere. One of the...More

2  Thank erghammer
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This is the real thing. Or it was in colonial times. It has been moved (lock stock and barrel) from its original location closer to the original court house. It is in surprisingly good shape and the docent is very well informed. Great parking. It...More

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This place is not open every day, but when it is you have to visit. The docent/guide is fun and informative. You will leave with a new way of thinking about the Pilgrims. I want to go back and visit again. It is a free...More

5  Thank tealuv
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