Old Jail #5

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200 Second St. NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Region Central Virginia
Locality Charlottesville City
Phone: (434) 296-1492
Fax: (434) 296-4576
Old Jail Email inmate@oldjail.org
Old Jail Website oldjail.org
ACHS Website www.albemarlehistory.org

Jail #5 is a new museum project that will allow visitors to explore the history of crime and punishment through the abandoned buildings of the 19th Century Albemarle County Jail Number 5. Special tours of the jail are available to interested parties. Please email info@albemarlehistory.org for more information. Jail #5 was the fifth jail built in Albemarle County, the other earlier jails no longer stand. The stone jail house was built in 1876 out of the stones from a previous jail that once stood on court house square. A brick section was added later sometime after 1896 in order to provide room for more prisoners. The jail housed inmates until the 1970s.

Admission Fee: Donations accepted; Special tours will incur a fee- contact for more details

Last Updated: 5/6/2011 11:59 AM
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