A small window is the only source of light or air for the two cells and the jailer’s area in the 50-ton slate jail. A riveted iron door completes the impregnable structure.

The Jail was built in 1890 in Castleton, Vermont, the heart of the state’s slate quarry district, and operated there for more than 50 years. It was moved intact to the Museum in 1953.

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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482