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.

Address:
115 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, MO
Directions:
From US-50 exit onto Lafayette St., then drive north four blocks, past Capitol Ave., to the prison.
Hours:
Mar.-Nov. Tours last 2-3 hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
866-998-6998
Admission:
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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