Mariposa County Jail6 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 5379 CA-49, Mariposa, CA 95338, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2099663616
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Prison
The old jail was built in 1858 in the historical city of Mariposa and considered to be one of the most frequented destinations in the city. It is built entirely of granite blocks and was designed by a famous architect J.O Lovejoy. Originally a two-storied building with gallows, the place suffered a severe destruction in a fire accident and later renovated from the scratch. In the renovation, the upper story was removed and granite was installed as retaining walls. Today, it is considered to be one of the earliest jails in California. Check out the courthouse and other places around. Ensure to interact with locals who will tell you stories about all the escaping tryst happened in this place in the past. A great place to stop by for an hour or two.
Mariposa County Jail Hours
- The jail is staffed and accessible to public 24 hours a day.
- Inmate visiting hours : 8 am to 5 pm
How to Reach Mariposa County Jail
- Bus Station : Midtown Mariposa
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One of the historic attractions you can see in Mariposa is the County's Old Stone Jail on Bullion Street. What you will find is a single floor jailhouse constructed in 1858 during the mining era. The jailhouse is made of granite stones quarried from nearby Mormon Bar. You can walk around the jailhouse and view its exterior architecture but it is not open for public visitation so no visits inside unfortunately. A short history is provided in front of the historic building. You can conveniently combine a visit here with the historic Cathedral and the Country Courthouse both of which are also located on Bullion Street. Pick up the free city map provided at the Visitor Centre on the main road (H-140) to locate these and other historic properties around Mariposa conveniently.