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 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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Rated 3 by Prawet J

March 30, 2018

Prawet J

Piece of African American Heritage

The Old Jail Museum is operated by the National Park Service. The Jail was built in around 1858 (according to a history source) and had been used until 1945, It was built to jail runaway slaves...

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