Ione, California: Preston Castle - Haunted Boys PrisonA 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.
- Palm Dr., Ione, CA
- Preston Youth Correctional. Off of Highway 104, at the end of Palm Drive.
- Mar. - Oct. 1st and 3rd Sa, 10 am - 1 pm. (Call to verify)
- Advance tickets - Adults $10, 5-12 yrs old $5
Visitor Tips and News About 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]
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]
Stayed overnight, lots of bats and a few ghosts![Steven Adkins, 06/03/2013]
The pantry at Preston Castle was the scene of an unsolved murder.[Stephanie, 07/11/2012]
Former boys prison. Rumored to be haunted! Weekend tours and special paranormal adventures.[Dan Epperson, 02/28/2012]