STATUS UPDATE – RE-OPENING OCTOBER 1ST:
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, the MSP property was temporarily closed. We are happy to announce that the MSP tours will resume on October 1 and continue through November 30. Visitors will be able to experience modified 2-hour history and 2-hour ghost tours, which will include access to Housing Units 1, 3, and the gas chamber, for the remainder of our 2019 tour season.
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.
- History Category History
- 2 hours Duration 2 hours
- Ages 10+ Ages 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!