The Old Jail Museum and Leonardtown Visitor Center

Old Jail Museum Photo
Built in 1876 and in use until 1945, this granite block and brick structure retains its original upstairs cells where prisoners were once segregated by gender and race with jail keeper's quarters downstairs. Today, the building serves as a visitor center and is a National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
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41625 Courthouse Dr
Leonardtown, MD
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  • Educational Resources Available
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Group-Friendly
  • Guided Tours/Guide Available
  • Maximum Group Participants
  • Self-Guides Tours
  • Student Group-Friendly
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Rated 3 by J8896YQlauries

August 29, 2023


Very quaint

Two floors of exhibits to explore in this small town. Jail and visitors center share space with a very tiny gift shop. The jail is located next to the courthouse and has plenty of free parking.

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Rated 5 by Karen M

July 20, 2018

Karen M

Old Jail

Very interesting history with this old jail, where prisoners were segregated. Upstairs there's also a room which displays the doctors tools and apothecary, as well as the jail cells. The tour guide...

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Rated 3 by ajwatkins195

May 27, 2018


Great History

Went on a weekend to learn about some of the history surrounding this area was quite interesting. There should have been someone who knew more information.

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