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Cell Block 7

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This One Is Practically Genuine!

This museum is different from the rest…there are hundreds of inmates in the next cell block, only a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful Family time

I grew up in Jackson and thought I knew quite a bit about the Biggest Walled Prison in the World... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
David M
Dundee, Michigan
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3455 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49201-7532
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went expecting to visit a historic prison, along the lines of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia or Missouri State Prison in Jefferson City. Cell Block 7 is not in that historic category. In fact, several of the cell blocks are currently being used to...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is different from the rest…there are hundreds of inmates in the next cell block, only a long golf shot away from the façade. Even before walking down the halls leading to the cell block, restrictions will give a feeling of what prison life...More

Thank DinesEverywhere
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We don't celebrate or lovingly remember the bad people who ended up here. You go to a different place to view a film then back to this....no thank you, Cost too much for what it is and again too much walking for too much money...More

Thank Sue Ellen M
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I grew up in Jackson and thought I knew quite a bit about the Biggest Walled Prison in the World! My College aged daughter and I had a Wonderful time! I've worked in four prisons and Cell Block Seven is a great way to Teach...More

Thank David M
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I happened across this by chance. It was awesome. Really hits home what life could be like behind bars. It was eye opening for my teens. A lot of good displays with information. You walk thru the process of a prisoner going in. You can...More

1  Thank Cnwrails
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Cell Block 7 is a part of Jackson State Prison that is not being used anymore due to too many inmates being housed there in the past. Jim and Susan took our bus tour through the prison and showed us several levels of the cells,...More

1  Thank Scottie13
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

If you’ve never been inside a prison, this is a good education. Not somewhere you would want to live. Tour guide was OK but couldn’t answer questions well.

Thank woodguy000
Reviewed July 20, 2018

From the moment you walk in, the fun begins! the man checking us in was very personable and our tour guide was also perfectly accommodating. The tour is at the state penitentiary. A good dose of history but since this just closed 2007, it's a...More

Thank kwilger
Reviewed July 18, 2018

$10/adult. Free parking. They offer guided Tours @ 10:30a & 2p, no additional charge. They DO offer discounted pricing for a large range of people (correction officers, veterans, seniors, etc). I would call them if you think you may qualify for a discount, or check...More

2  Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I agree with all the positive TA reviews; this is a great experience. To add to some basic information not mentioned... We really wanted to go on the tour which is offered twice a day with no additional charge to general admission. The tour was...More

2  Thank AnnArborMHT
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June 25, 2018|
Response from Fervis | Reviewed this property |
There are places to sit in the cell block area. I saw a wheelchair where we bought our tickets.
Tom L
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Green24 | Reviewed this property |
There are some cells you can walk into, but the doors themselves do not slide open/closed. The cell is either locked or the door is open, but unmovable.