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Historic 1885 County Jail Tours

  • Presented By: Pioneer Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Location: Historic Gillespie County Jail of 1885
  • Address: 117 W. San Antonio, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • Phone: (830) 990-8441
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Price: $5 per person age 6 and up; age 5 and under are free.


Tour this two-story stone structure that served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C. F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steel-clad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980. Credit card payments can be accepted online or at the Pioneer Museum or the Vereins Kirche. Cash payments only accepted at the jail.