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Moundsville, West Virginia: West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour Team Field Report

818 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV
On the south side of Moundsville, at the corner of 8th St. and Jefferson Ave. Jefferson is a couple of blocks east of Hwy 2.
Apr-Nov Daily 10-4. No heat, too cold for winter tours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

Learn what it's like to live behind bars -- for an hour or so -- in this decommissioned prison. Has an electric chair and gallows, too, but just for viewing. Report...

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Wagon Gate.

West Virginia State Penitentiary

The West Virginia State Penitentiary is historical and very haunted! Ghost tours available. Great tours and tour guides.

[Michelle Pennington, 08/09/2017]


West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

The West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour was very informative... The tour guide did a great job explaining the history and stories of the building, prisoners, and everyday life. The gothic style of the building and architecture is a must see!

[Tabitha Pauley, 10/30/2016]
West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

Long, interesting tour. No AC, so pick a cool day and wear your walking shoes. Highly recommend.

[Dawn jackson, 09/07/2016]

Cell block.

West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

They do night tours on Saturdays and even overnight tours. You have to buy the special tours online -- check ahead for scheduling, I don't think they do the long ones year round. The day tour was really interesting; we saw a lot of cool stuff.

[Karen, 10/15/2014]

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In the region:
George Washington's Thumb, Washington, PA - 32 mi.

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