Jackson, Michigan: Prison Museum in Working Prison (Closed)

A prison tour inside a working prison. The Cell Block 7 portion closed to prisoners in 2007, opened for tours in June 2014, then closed in December 2019.

Cell Block 7

Cell Block 7. From the north or south, take US Hwy 127 to the Parnall Rd exit. Drive east on Parnall Rd. At the intersection of Hwy 106/Cooper St. turn left, and the prison entrance will be on the right. From the east or west, take I-94 exit 139. Drive north Hwy 106/Cooper St. until you arrive at the prison on the right. Call to make sure a tour is available before you go.
Permanently closed.
Adults $15.

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Cell Block 7

This decommissioned cell block on the grounds of the still-active State Prison of Southern Michigan has since been turned into a museum. Delve into the heart of this authentic cell block and feel truly immersed with life behind bars. Youll even learn about the exciting escape attempts of past prisoners, including a daring helicopter heist. Visitors will enjoy seeing a penitentiary center without the bindings of an actual court sentence.

[Nick Schuller, 06/29/2018]

Prison cell block.

Cell Block 7

Only prison museum on the grounds of a functioning prison. You can actually see prisoners across the yard! Great displays telling the history of the prison system in Michigan. No cell phones, cameras, or recording equipment allowed. Children are allowed, but not on the higher galleries. Hearing the prison cell doors slam is quite eerie!

[Rebecca C., 03/20/2016]
Cell Block 7 Museum

Don't bring any cameras, cell phones, or weapons, including knives. Remember, this is still a working prison...

[Jud_A, 07/11/2014]

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