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The Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) opened in 1836 along the banks of the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri, the state capital. The prison housed inmates for 168 years and was the oldest continually operating prison west of the...more
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No where...and I repeat no where, is it posted that they close the tours for the season. Please be advised the museum is open but the tours of the prison are closed from sometime in November until March. Disappointed we called their answering machine, looked...More
Date of experience: February 2019
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Sheila S, Manager at Missouri State Penitentiary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
We just recently removed the message from our website that we were closed when the 2019 Tour Season tickets became available. As I apologized prolifically to you when you were in the Museum, we have always closed for winter (December-February) as our property doesn't have...More
Touring the MSP was an excellent insight into the history of prisons. Being one of the oldest prisons in the country, this was an excellent tour of what it used to be like being sent to prison for crime.
The cells and buildings were plain...More
Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, & funny. I forgot her name (diane?debbie?) Sorry!!! My friend and I did the 2 hour tour but kind of wish we had done the 3 hr now! It was interesting but not spooky until the end when we heard...More
This was my fourth or fifth tour of the MO State Penitentiary. I have a different experience every time. Diane and Kaley were great tour guides for the ghost tour! I also highly recommend Mike as a tour guide as he was a warden at...More
Response from Sheila S | Property representative |
No, the minimum age is 10 years old, these are rules put in place by the State of Missouri (who owns the property) and our insurance company. You are more than welcome to come next door to the Missouri State Penitentiary... More
No, the minimum age is 10 years old, these are rules put in place by the State of Missouri (who owns the property) and our insurance company. You are more than welcome to come next door to the Missouri State Penitentiary Museum and look around there (no age limits).