COVID-19 Precautions

The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority.

Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Missouri State Penitentiary is closed through Sunday, April 19.

Updated: March 16, 2020

As a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) will be temporarily closed to visitors starting Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, April 19. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our guests and staff.

If you have reservations, our staff will be reaching out to reschedule.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will communicate regular updates as they relate to our tours via our website,, email, and social channels.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.