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.
- Adult (Ages 10+)
See the Missouri State Penitentiary from a Whole New Angle
Want to experience the Missouri State Penitentiary through the eyes of someone locked in one of its cells? This Jefferson City prison tour includes a discussion with a former inmate who answers questions and tells about their time spent at MSP!
The first two hours consist of the actual tour of the prison, during which you get to walk through the halls that housed dangerous inmates. See where they lived in the Housing Unit 1, the dungeon cells, Housing Unit 3, the gas chamber, and Housing Unit 4, the oldest original building still standing, build in 1868.
The additional hour of this tour provides guests some time to ask questions of the guest/former inmate, so you can get a more intimate look into what life was like in the prison’s walls. Rest assured that all inmates were “model” prisoners while incarcerated!
Please note that this tour is only available during the months of June, July, and September.
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.