Historic Simpson County Jail turned into escape room through Saturday

FRANKLIN, Ky. – Escape rooms have become a popular activity for people across the country.

With that in mind, the Simpson County Historical Society decided to create their own escape room in a building that people tried to literally escape from years ago.

As part of Simpson County’s bicentennial celebrations this weekend, the Simpson County Historical Society has turned the old jail – known as “The Rock” – into an escape room.

In this challenge, participants follow a murder case and robbery which occurred in the county around Civil War time.

Using clues and teamwork, they have to free themselves from the cell before the hangman returns and they meet the same fate of their fellow cellmates.

The old jail escape room is open until 10:00 p.m, Friday and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.

It costs $10 per person to participate in the jailbreak, while veterans cost $5.