Old Jail

Old Jail


Barnstable, Massachusetts (MA), US
Barnstable's Old Gaol is an historic colonial jail on 3353 Main Street/Massachusetts Route 6A in Barnstable, Massachusetts and is the oldest wooden jail in the United States of America.

The jail was built in 1690 by order of Plimouth and Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts. Used as a jail from 1690–1820; at one time moved and attached to the Constable's home. The 'Old Gaol' was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

The 'Old Gaol' Museum is located on the property of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum (located in the old Customshouse building), 3353 Main Street/Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA.
Barnstable's Old Gaol is an historic colonial jail on 3353 Main Street/Massachusetts Route 6A in Barnstable, Massachusetts and is the oldest wooden jail in the United States of America.

The jail was built in 1690 by order of Plimouth and Massachusetts Bay Colony Courts. Used as a jail from 1690–1820; at one time moved and attached to the Constable's home. The 'Old Gaol' was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

The 'Old Gaol' Museum is located on the property of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum (located in the old Customshouse building), 3353 Main Street/Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: Mike1989

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