Tour the spooky halls of the Missouri State Penitentiary and experience a fascinating part of Jefferson City’s history as you walk through the dungeon cells and other areas of the prison.
3-Hour Ghost Hunt
Hunt for the ghosts of infamous inmates in the eerie halls of the Missouri State Penitentiary.
- Adult (Ages 14+)
Hunt for Ghosts in Jefferson City’s Notorious Prison
Get your EMF meters and digital thermometers ready! On this guided hunt, you’ll explore the spooky halls of the Missouri State Penitentiary.
Our guides will provide you with basic insights into researching strange and unusual paranormal occurrences. Guests will then be given ample time to use their own “ghost hunting” devices to make contact with our infamous inmates.
During the hunt, you’ll be guided through Housing Unit 1 (Control Center and Women’s Unit), Housing Unit 4 (one of the oldest original buildings still standing on the property, built in 1868), dungeon cells, Housing Unit 3 (which contains death row cells), the gas chamber, and the recently restored Centennial Cells*.
Please note that while we do have equipment available that can be checked out prior to your ghost hunt (a valid ID must be presented), we encourage guests to bring their own ghost hunting equipment and a flashlight for low visibility areas.
Please note that tour sizes are limited, if you see that a tour is sold out, you may contact our office for other Missouri State Penitentiary tours that may be available.
*Due to preservation efforts, the Centennial Cells will be unavailable for the remainder of the 2022 season.