We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Exploring Yuma

We found the prison to be interesting. The museum gave insight as to the life at the prison. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Yuma, AZ Territorial Prison

A glimpse into prison life with actual cells etc. Learned a few things and enjoyed the short visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Read all 1,202 reviews
All photos (788)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“dark cell”(58 reviews)
“guard tower”(39 reviews)
On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Today at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary...more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
+1 928-783-4771
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,202)
Filter reviews
1,145 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dark cell yuma territorial prison guard tower cell blocks high school hell hole short film men and women guided tour old west interesting history colorado river small museum piece of history interesting place to visit couple hours gift shop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,145 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found the prison to be interesting. The museum gave insight as to the life at the prison. It was informative as to the prison being innovative, back in the day...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Guide625613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A glimpse into prison life with actual cells etc. Learned a few things and enjoyed the short visit and museum, good for two hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidinnewmexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited here three times. I always learn something new. Staff is helpful and the grounds are immaculate. I especially enjoy reading about the women prisoners.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially good for history buffs. We learned that the prisoners had electricity before the townsfolk because they were experimenting on it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank suzimusi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a history buff I really enjoyed the experience of seeing the prison and learning about its past, good and bad. Grounds are buildings are in excellent condition and the fellow at the gift store was very accommodating and answered all our questions. Would recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BryanM2722
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history, shows how the wild west treated prisoners. Worth the admission fee. Easy to get to for those driving.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nifty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and interesting. Hard to believe prisoners could stay there rspecially in the hot Yuma summers. If you can take the tour, it explains a lot more about prison

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice museum highlighting former inmates and history. The Yuma High School was once located on this site. First place to have electricity in Yuma County. You can tour some of the original cells and imagine what it must have been like to be there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank johnnycay57
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Hard to believe that some men did time more than once! This is a great place for the whole family and there are even guided tours if you want the most informed visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tattoo97045
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Taken a lot of company here they loved it we have been there about 14 times including the western days they have

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ValerieS2178
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Hilton Garden Inn Yuma Pivot Point
874 reviews
.31 miles away
Coronado Motor Hotel Yuma
352 reviews
.63 miles away
Radisson Hotel Yuma
975 reviews
1.78 miles away
Best Western InnSuites Yuma Mall Hotel & Suites
1,149 reviews
1.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 288 nearby restaurants
River City Grill
397 reviews
.80 miles away
DA Boyz Pizza & Pasta
507 reviews
.33 miles away
Lutes Casino
534 reviews
.27 miles away
Prison Hill Brewing Company
304 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 77 nearby attractions
Colorado River State Historic Park
183 reviews
.47 miles away
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
70 reviews
.39 miles away
Gateway Park
73 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Caryl M
July 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from brendab1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can use a cane or wheelchair It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm It was $6 admission when I was there in February
January 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from robertonsamantham | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at the Prison but there are many options within Yuma. My favorite restaurant is mariscosmarazul com.
April 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Roy L | Reviewed this property |
If you're really clever, just don't pay and you will be given free room & board for 3 nights!