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Welcome to the 1883 Escape Room!

Limpy Jack, a notorious gambler, drinker, stagecoach driver, attorney, and all-around "Jack of all Trades," is missing. He was last seen leaving the jail after sleeping off his latest binge. Limpy Jack, a true Jamestown legend, is known for staying out in the elements too long. He's already lost one finger and five toes to frostbite. Figure out where he's gone within the hour or risk him losing another digit!


Please book 24 hours before the time/day you want to book.

2019 Puzzle

You and your partners in crime have been framed for stealing horses. You know it was Osborne and his gang and you know he's on his way to the LaMoore Barn to steal more horses. Get out of the jail to stop Osborne's gang and prove your innocence! 

(puzzle continues until May 2020)

All puzzles at the 1883 Courthouse Escape room are based on true historical events and/or characters. 


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.


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1883 Courthouse - photo credit John Stei
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    

Thank you for contacting 1883 Escape!

504 3rd Ave SE 

Jamestown, ND 58401

Tel: 701.252.1170

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