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Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center

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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. Site on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Trail. Museum open most days year-round. Call for hours of operation.

One of the four museums and historic sites operated by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is a division of the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks and St. Mary’s County Government.

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