Old Jail Museum

Pennsylvania’s Sixth Most Haunted Place – Resident Ghost

Exterior view of the museum
  McKean County Historical Society – Smethport, PA
The original jailhouse on 502 West King Street in Smethport was renovated in 2003 as the Old Jail Museum to showcase the history of McKean County. It is ranked by Pursuits Magazine as Pennsylvania’s sixth most haunted place.
Visit the dungeon, explore the displays, shop the general store, or spend time doing genealogical research in the record room. Special events held throughout the year — call for event schedule.
Groups welcome with prior arrangement. Schedule an educational session in the lecture room. Dick Robertson, our resident expert on railroads, will delight your group with stories of the early pioneer days in McKean County when timber, oil, and railroading were king!
Interior view of an exhibit room
McKean County Historical Society – Smethport, PA
Step lightly — a resident ghost is said to haunt the downstairs dungeon of the Old Jail Museum.
Museum Hours
April, May, Sept. & Oct. Tues & Thurs. 1-4 p.m.
June, July, Aug. Mon thru Fri. 1-4 p.m.
General $5.00
Senior Citizens, Students 13 to 21 – $3.00
Active Duty Military and their immediate family, Members, Children 12 and Under – Free
Group Tours
Available by calling 814-887-5142 from April to October
McKean County Historical Society
Located at the Old Jail Museum
502 W. King Street
Smethport, PA 16749
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