Ione, California: Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

A 4-story gothic horror of a prison for boys, Preston Castle was built in the 1890s. Owned by the state and popular for historic and ghost tours.
Address:
Palm Dr., Ione, CA
Directions:
Preston Youth Correctional. Off of Highway 104, at the end of Palm Drive.
Hours:
Mar. - Oct. 1st and 3rd Sa, 10 am - 1 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
209-256-3623
Admission:
Advance tickets - Adults $10, 5-12 yrs old $5
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Preston Castle. Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

We came through the area on a weekday, so no chance of touring. It is still worth the trip to see. You can't go up to the building since there is a locked gate, but you can work your way around on a street to the south perimeter, I think it is Waterford. We never saw "Palm" Drive. But if you follow "Preston" you'll see it in the distance and work your way there.

[Donna, 08/15/2013]
Ghostly corridor. Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

Very cool place -- definitely take the tour. It's been on many haunted shows. It has been home to a bunch of celebrities. The site of two murders.

[Liz, 08/07/2013]
Inside Presotn Castle. Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

Stayed overnight, lots of bats and a few ghosts!

[Steven Adkins, 06/03/2013]
Murder pantry. Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

The pantry at Preston Castle was the scene of an unsolved murder.

[Stephanie, 07/11/2012]
Preston Castle. Preston Castle - Haunted Boys Prison

Former boys prison. Rumored to be haunted! Weekend tours and special paranormal adventures.

[Dan Epperson, 02/28/2012]

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