Old Idaho Penitentiary

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  • Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, USA, 83712, United States
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2083342844
  • Fax: +1-2083343225
  • Ticket Price: 6 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site is today one of the top attractions in Boise. A functional prison from 1872 to 1973, this building was also known as Territorial Prison. This prison was in operation for almost 101 years and is today open to the public to explore. Some of the prison building that are worth checking out include the Territorial Prison, a Chapel, the New Cell House, the Rose Garden, the Administration Building, the False Front Buildings, the many Cell House, and so much more.

Old Idaho Penitentiary Travel Tips

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Camera bags, tripod and other equipments are not allowed. The camera can be carried, though.

Entrance Ticket Details For Old Idaho Penitentiary

  • Senior (60+)- 4 USD
  • Child (6-12 yrs)- 3 USD
  • Free for children under 5.
  • Group discounts are available. Contact the authority for more info.

Old Idaho Penitentiary Hours

  • Open 7 days of a week excluding most state holidays.
  • Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Earl Museum closes at 4:30 PM.
  • Admissions close forty-five minutes before the closing time.
  • Lock up begins at 4:45 PM.

Guided tours available-

  • Monday and Thursday - 2:30 PM (Depends on Volunteer’s availability)
  • Saturday and Sunday - 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM

How to Reach Old Idaho Penitentiary

  • Bus Station: Old Penitentiary & Warm Springs
  • By Taxi
  • By Car

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  • Old Idaho Penitentiary Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, USA, 83712, United States
  • Old Idaho Penitentiary Contact Number: +1-2083342844
  • Old Idaho Penitentiary Timing: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Old Idaho Penitentiary Price: 6 USD
  • Best time to visit Old Idaho Penitentiary(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Idaho Penitentiary: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 13.55% of people who visit Boise include Old Idaho Penitentiary in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Old Idaho Penitentiary visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Old Idaho Penitentiary

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Idaho Penitentiary

People normally club together Idaho Botanical Garden and Hyde Park Historic District while planning their visit to Old Idaho Penitentiary.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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