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The Old El Paso County Jail Museum is located in the San Elizario Historic District. The interpretive heritage museum features various exhibits relative to the specific aspect of the Texas State Historic Site. The San Elizario Genealogy and...more
The old El Paso County jail house is one block from the San Elizario Presidio Chapel. The jail was supposed to be open for viewing on Saturdays but it was closed. The lady in the San Elizario visitor’s center did not know why the jail...More
This is a very interesting place for a stop-by if you are in the area. No, it's not huge but what they have is well put together and the artifacts are well curated. The antique jail cells are very interesting and if you are into...More
This is a neat little attraction. There are only two rooms so it’s a fairly quick stop but they pack a lot in those two rooms. The highlight is the jail cell you can walk into. We went on a quiet Sunday and the Sheriff...More
AlBorrego, Guest Relations Manager at Old El Paso County Jail Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016
Thank You, for visiting Historic San Elizario!! Hope you enjoyed your visit!
San Elizario Historic District is another hidden glorious facet of this region, the Hidden Gem of the World, Crossroads of North America, anchored by El Paso, Cd. Juarez, and Las Cruces. However, it is not straightforward how to access this locale, by motor vehicle and...More
This is a very easy stop if you are visitin San Eli. (As the locals fondly refer to it). There is lots of history that is pretty easily laid out on several displays in the center of a long room. You can also view the...More
Its a fun way to go with your family to see all the old things from back then even see where Billy The Kid escaped and/or broke into, other than that you have an art gallery beautiful art an restaurant they even have a actors...More
Of the many places I've traveled to around the World, this if one of my most favorite and I regularly return. Why? Its close, costs little,and contains this wonderful museum--the only one that Billy the Kid broke INTO! It is a long ignored factoid, but...More
Our family chose to visit here on our family vacation. It has the claim of the only jail Billy the Kid broke into.
CONS: Well for starters if you are a history buff and like the old west this is worth the stop. There are...More