Escape the Jail!!!


Welcome to the 1883 Escape Room! The Current Puzzle is Escape the Jail!


You and your partners in crime have gotten caught and wound up in jail. Now you have to follow the clues to your escape. Make sure you listen to instructions and look carefully at the clues. Work together because someone might see something that you don’t. Remember you only have one hour to escape and not all the clues that you find right away will be used first. Keep an open mind and keep the secret of the escape to yourself, so that others may enjoy the puzzle.


The 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse is the oldest surviving courthouse in the state of North Dakota on record. This courthouse is noted for its Gothic Revival style of design, featuring pressed tin adorning the interior. This courthouse saw the statehood movement of the 1880s, and was designed by a Wisconsin architect Henry C. Koch. Serving as the the county government center until the 1980s the building has now been restored since the start of the restoration movement that started in the early 1990s.

The 1883 Escape Room’s purpose is to give visitors a historical and interactive experience. Our goal is to get visitors excited about their local history, and hopefully learn more about our region’s past along the way. Throughout the puzzle visitors will learn about important individuals from our regions past, as well as different ways of living. After the puzzle stop and see the rest of the courthouse to finish your historical experience.




Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you for supporting the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse and the 1883 Escape Room! If you would like to volunteer please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you. Here are some of the different opportunities that you can help us with.

Timing and Introduction of each puzzle session 

Maintenance of the Escape Room (as needed) 

Clean up and resetting of each puzzle section

Thank you for all of your support and we hope to hear from you soon!

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Courthouse Committee

    Contact Us    

504 3rd Ave SE 

Jamestown, ND 58401

Tel: 701.252.1170