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A Must See!!

We visited today completely spontaneously. The museum was closed but a phone call to Trudy and she... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Maria R
via mobile
Squirrel cage jail

Excellent, wasn’t expecting to get a tour but when we called Trudy she made arrangements for a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 Aug 2018
“A Must See!!”
15 Jun 2018
“Squirrel cage jail”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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310 W Jackson St, Gallatin, MO 64640-1138
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visited today completely spontaneously. The museum was closed but a phone call to Trudy and she was right there for us. She is an amazing tour guide. The building is unbelievable. There was a lot of information so I look forward to returning. I'd...More

Thank Maria R
Trudi B, Manager at Squirrel Cage Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for coming. There are only 3 of this unique jail left and they were all built in the 1800's. Again thank you for coming to tour.

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, wasn’t expecting to get a tour but when we called Trudy she made arrangements for a tour within 10 minutes. Definitely worth the stop to see for all ages.

Thank k110800
Trudi B, Tour guide at Squirrel Cage Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Thank you very much, love giving tours of this very unique historical jail.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The tour was amazing and our guide was exceptional. The whole structure is a mechanical marvel for its era and worth the time to see it.

Thank VHS-65
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We called ahead to book a tour with Trudy. She was very nice and even accomadated a schedule change. The museum is very interesting as there are only 3 remaining. Trudi has a lot of knowledge to share about the jail, the town's history and...More

Thank Colette S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We turned up on the off chance this place would be open, it wasn't, but a quick phone call to the number outside and Trudi came and met us 45minutes later. She's obviously very passionate about the history of the jail and town despite having...More

Thank PaigntonFamily
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The tour was given by Trudy and she is very knowledgeable It is one of the most interesting places I've seen.

Thank deborahjfogarty
Reviewed 9 February 2017

When you schedule to take this tour, Trudi will give you more information than you can process in one visit. So, you need to do it again. Be sure to go see it during Halloween when it's the HAUNTED Jail! Total fun and very scary!

Thank Momdalf
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are in or around Gallatin, Missouri this is a must see. great for all ages and represents a time when jails were used for punishment. One of three left in the country. Trudy was a great tour guide with a wealth of information!

1  Thank Frank R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a treasure in the heart of Gallatin, Mo. This building is only one of three remaining "Squirrel Cage Jails" left in the USA. It is called a squirrel cage because of the circular design and the rotating floor the cells sit on. This...More

Thank Tina T
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