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Missouri State Penitentiary Museum

Continue Your Journey into Missouri's Past

jefferson city penitentiary tour

In conjunction with the Missouri State Penitentiary tours, the museum provides additional historical information about the famous prison that operated for 168 years. The museum houses MSP memorabilia as well as a replica cell that demonstrates the living conditions at the prison. Visitors can view the many displays that provide information on prison industries, contract labor/private industries, life inside the walls and control/counter-control as well as items on loan from former Deputy Warden Mark Schreiber. Please make reservations for groups of 10 or more.

The museum is located in the lower level of the Col. Darwin W. Marmaduke House at 700 E. Capitol Avenue.

Admission is $2 per person (or free with the purchase of a prison tour).

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Missouri State Penitentiary Tours in Jefferson City, MO