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Old El Paso County Jail Museum

1551 Main St, San Elizario, TX 79849-8668
+1 915-851-1682
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Small spot, big history

Great historic spot among other pieces of local,history. Had a local tell us the history of the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Carolyn W
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Yes, The Kid was here.

As you walk in, step back in time and see what life was like when Billy the Kid was here. You can... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Henry-Flores
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El Paso, Texas
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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 Historical Society operates the museum and it is open daily, Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. "Billy the Kid Breakout Shows" presented by Los Pistoleros de San Elizario, old west reenactors. Shows at 1 & 3PM on the 3rd Sunday of every month (March-November)
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1551 Main St, San Elizario, TX 79849-8668
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great historic spot among other pieces of local,history. Had a local tell us the history of the area which was a great addition to the experience.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

As you walk in, step back in time and see what life was like when Billy the Kid was here. You can enter the original jail cells and take cool Pictures.

Thank Henry-Flores
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

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

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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!

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

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

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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Amanda Z
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

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

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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jimmy S
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