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Jefferson City, Missouri: Missouri State Penitentiary Tours

Prison, 1836-2004, dubbed "the bloodiest 47 acres in America." Tours take you to the prison dungeon, and you're welcome to sit in the gas chamber's chair of death.

115 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, MO
From US-50 exit onto Lafayette St., then drive north four blocks, past Capitol Ave., to the prison.
Mar.-Nov. Tours last 2-3 hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15 history tour, $26 ghost tour, other tours
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Missouri State Penitentiary Tours

Very imposing structure. The Missouri State Penitentiary is a great stop for those interested in history and in the paranormal.

[Gan Nunnally, 12/18/2020]
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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