Gothic Jail

Built in 1914, the Gothic Jail also known as the Hanging Jail was the site of public executions.  Photo credit Norman Strickland Photo

Location

313 W. 1st St.
DeRidder LA 70634

Completed in 1915. Added to the National Historic Register in 1981. Celebrated in the song "The Hangman's Jail", the lockup was the location of a double execution in 1928. The jail and courthouse are connected by a tunnel used to transport prisoners out of public view.

Amenities

Discounts
  • Military Discount
General Information
  • Cash Only
  • Family Friendly
Parking
  • Bus Parking
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum

Contact

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