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Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City

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  • We visited on a Tuesday morning and I was surprised 29 of 30 slots for the tour were filled. If you decide to take the tour, I highly suggest getting tickets/reservations in advance. This prison has b...  more »
  • This is a great tour of the former state penitentiary. Guides were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. You really get the concept of what this was like for prisoners through the years. The gas c...  more »
  • The tour of the old Jefferson City penitentiary is great. The guide was the former Warden of the prison. The history of this 1837 prison and some of the prisoners very interesting.Also recommend visit...  more »
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  • Great historical site and a fun little excursion. Our guides Ray and Aloha were very friendly and knowledgeable. Walking into a cell just puts a little chill down your spine. The gas chamber building was interesting and the historical figures that were once residents here was fascinating. I commend the citizens who work hard to preserve this facility and offer it to the public. Highly recommend this to any visitor.
  • Loved it! So much history! We did the 2 hour tour and will definitely be going back for the extended more in detail tours. It is quite a bit of walking, and there are frequent moments outside. Also no air conditioning in any building, so dress accordingly!
  • Was a great exsperiance getting to walk around and look at the cell blocks. Me and my friend were the only ones on the tour so we got to see more than most people. The guides were very nice and friendly and kept us well informed. I highly suggest visiting it takes about 2 hours for a normal tour and only costs $15
  • It was the most amazing place I have EVER been! Learning about the things that have happened there, and getting to explore and check out everything was sooooo fun. I DEFINITELY recommend going. ~The Hippie Ghost Hunters­čĺť
  • We did not tour yet. However, I love this place as my fiance worked there and has so many stories to tell. It also looks majestic yet creepy!