STATUS UPDATE – CLOSED:
On the morning of Thursday, May 23, the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) officials learned the tornado that hit Jefferson City, Missouri caused damage to the property. After an assessment, it has been determined that the property will need to undergo repairs. It is with a heavy heart, and with safety in mind, that the MSP tours will be suspended until further notice. While we never like to close the doors to our tourists, this process will better help us tell the story of MSP and its past and present history. For updates regarding the MSP, please follow our Facebook page. If you had a tour reservation, our office will be in contact to refund you.
Choose Your Fate
Step back in time and discover the intriguing history of the infamous Missouri State Penitentiary on this guided tour! Hear about escape attempts, riots, female inmates, and more.
- 2 hours
- Ages 10+
Do Some Time in Jefferson City, MO
The Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) was decommissioned in 2004 and now serves as a great historic landmark in downtown Jefferson City. Visitors can choose to take a history, ghost, or photography tour, and will walk through several incredibly historic housing units, the vast upper yard of the property and the gas chamber, where 40 men and women were executed. Also available are paranormal investigations where you will hear about the first-hand ghostly sightings at MSP and hunt for paranormal activity! Have a group of students looking for an unforgettable learning experience? All of our tour types can be adapted for student groups!