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.
Choose Your Fate
Once the oldest continually operating prison west of the Mississippi River, the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) operated for 168 years before decommissioning in 2004. It now serves as a great historic landmark in downtown Jefferson City welcoming thousands of guests annually from all over the world. Whether visitors choose to take a history or ghost tour, they will walk through historic housing units, the upper courtyard and the gas chamber where 39 men and 1 woman were executed. Our paranormal investigations share the first-hand ghostly sightings at MSP and allow guests to hunt for the unexplainable activity. Lock up your tour and do time in Jefferson City!