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Caldwell County Jail Museum

315 E Market St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2750
+1 512-398-5796
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Neat place!!

This museum was fun. Really enjoyed. It was very interesting and many floors and cells to look at... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Jennifer F
Terrell, Texas
A Trip Back

If you ever wondered what it was like to be in jail in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's well just step... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Bob S
Lockhart, Texas
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315 E Market St, Lockhart, TX 78644-2750
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This museum was fun. Really enjoyed. It was very interesting and many floors and cells to look at at your own pace. There is alot of interesting things to look at from this time era and definitely a must see if your in that area...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you ever wondered what it was like to be in jail in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's well just step inside. This was originally the Caldwell County Courthouse before it was converted to a jail. Some real interesting local history. Don't be shy about asking...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The converted jail to museum was very interesting. The architecture of the jail is amazing, looking like a castle emerging from the landscape. The actual cells are still available for viewing. They appear to me to have been a really good deterrent to crime. The...More

Thank r t
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was both exciting and eerie touring the old cells, reading the old graffiti and feeling as if the ghosts of past prisoners were watching!!!!

Thank tx_roze
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The jail operated until rather recently. Have the staff explain how it was laid out when the jailer's family lived downstairs. Several rooms contain artifacts that provide insight into life in central Texas cattle country during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Small admission...More

1  Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a historic court and jail for this part of Texas. The historical significance cannot be understated.

Thank coldcanukwinnipeg
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had lunch at Black's and went on a walk around the square in Lockhart. We ended up at the jail, and spent the couple of bucks to take the tour. The nice lady gave us her speech, and we opened the screechie door to...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I took my grandson to see the "Jail Museum" a few years ago....He enjoyed the visit and we took a couple of pictures so he could share his experience with classmates. It was good visit that we both enjoyed.

2  Thank CatKing2014
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I'm a architect lover. This was a great little stop. It's a museum but looked to be abandoned. Not sure if it was open or not. I did take photos from the outside.

1  Thank gwenbraum
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The brick work is amazing. A must see if you are near. The downtown square is charming and be sure to see the library while you are there.

1  Thank Deborah G
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Jane G
30 September 2017|
Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
Hello, this jail is neat and it is a self guided tour with no time frame on howhat long you can tour. There is a $2.00 donation and it's ran by volunteers. However I don't know the hours but you can Google this jail and they... More