Old Jail Museum and Tourist Information Center

41625 Courthouse Dr, Leonardtown, MD 20650 Get Directions 
Phone: 240-925-3427

St. Mary's

Southern Maryland
Old Jail Museum
Built in 1876 and in use until 1945 by the oldest sheriff’s office in the nation, this granite block and brick structure retains its original upstairs cells where prisoners were once segregated by gender and race. The jail keeper's quarters downstairs house related artifacts. This location also serves as the official Leonardtown Visitor Center. Part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
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July 20, 2018
Karen M
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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May 27, 2018
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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March 30, 2018
Prawet J
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...