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.
STATUS UPDATE – CLOSED:
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, it has been determined that the property will need to undergo repairs. It is with a heavy heart, and with safety in mind, that the MSP tours will be suspended until further notice. While we never like to close the doors to our tourists, this process will better help us tell the story of MSP and its past and present history. For updates regarding the MSP, please follow our Facebook page. If you had a tour reservation, our office will be in contact to refund you.
Ready to discover the history of Missouri’s prison that was once called “the bloodiest 47 acres in America?” We have three fun and unique ways to explore this infamous landmark! With our history tours, learn all about the facility and its notorious inmates! Are you an aspiring ghost hunter who wants a fun and frightening experience? We have ghost hunting and paranormal investigation tours that will guarantee a “spooktacular” time! And if you’re a shutterbug looking to snap some unique photos for your portfolio, our photography tours let you see MSP through a whole new lens! Just select your tour type and see history come alive!
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Spend a night investing paranormal activity with the Missouri State Penitentiary staff. This special ghost-hunting event includes a meet-and-greet and after-investigation recap.
Give your students a lesson in fright with this ghost tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary! Content is age appropriate and includes state history and MSP facts and details.
Bring your students to learn the fascinating history of Jefferson City’s most notorious penitentiary! This private tour is perfect for student groups and includes age-appropriate content.