Jefferson City, Missouri: Missouri State Penitentiary Tours

Open from 1836-2004, dubbed "the bloodiest 47 acres in America." Visitors on guided tours get to see the prison dungeon and gas chamber.
Address:
701 E. Capitol St., Jefferson City, MO
Directions:
US Hwy 54 into the city. Turn east onto US Hwy 50/63 (Rex Whitton Expy) for five blocks, then turn left (north) onto Monroe St. Drive five blocks, turn right onto Capitol Ave., then drive four blocks to the prison.
Hours:
Days and tour times vary; call ahead. (Call to verify)
Phone:
866-998-6998
Admission:
Adults $12.00 to $35.00
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Prison closing may spawn museum and death chamber tour

In Jefferson City, Missouri, the Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Commission is crafting grand plans for the 47-acre penal facility, once the largest in the U.S. The proposal includes transforming one of the old buildings -- the prison first opened in 1836 -- into a historical prison museum, and conducting tours of cells, the convict shoe factory, and Missouri's gas chamber.... [12/20/2003] Complete News Story

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