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The Historic San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell

31745 Los Rios St. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Jail and prisons are usually not something ‘touristy,’ but in San Juan Capistrano, you can visit the Historic San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell.

The Historic San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell was built in 1896, which served as a holding cell for lawbreakers. It also served as a holdover point for prisoners who were being transported between Los Angeles and San Diego, California.

Its original location was on the west of Camino Capistrano at the intersection of Ortega Highway. Years later, it was moved near the Montanez Adobe. After some time, the jail cell was transferred again to a permanent site at the Historical Museum.

Though this jail cell isn’t open for public viewing, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society’s tour guides mention this item of historical importance.

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