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: Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums

Old Idaho Penitentiary - Review

A former prison, the place now serves as a popular tourist spot for travelers who wish to have a peek in its unique history that was once accompanied by some of the most notorious criminals of their time. The large penitentiary was erected in 18th century and is home to around 30 historic buildings with numerous rooms, solitary cellars, closed dungeons to rustic gallows. Known to host one of the most exclusive exhibitions of the city, the place, with its old artefacts, eerie vibes and intriguing stories of execution and escapes, leaves a lasting impression on anyone who visit it.

Old Idaho Penitentiary Information

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

Old Idaho Penitentiary Ticket Prices

  • 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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Old Idaho Penitentiary

  • 95% of people who visit Boise include Old Idaho Penitentiary in their plan

  • 58.81% 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 Idaho State Capitol while planning their visit to Old Idaho Penitentiary.

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  • Great Experience. We went on the guided tour, which you can choose to do or you can walk through and check things out on your own. The buildings designs, structures were awesome. The courtyards were beautiful. We were there at the end of July and it was 101°! Next time will visit in the cooler months.

  • FUN! This place is so interesting and unique. Lots of history and individual stories about inmates. Its crazy to see how the prison system has changed in less than 100 years. Note: be sure you go on a day they offer tours, you get so much more history and interesting facts not listed on the pamphlets.

  • I've visited the Old Pen numerous times, and each time learn new pieces of its history. This visit was an after hours paranormal investigation with Big River Paranormal. Although there were not a large number of experiences, it was a fun night with great people! Ghosts just don't perform on demand! 😁

  • Love my visit here. Really enjoyed the option of walking through myself instead of going through a tour. Took my time reading through the info panels and walking through the prison and it took about 2 hours. Highly recommend visiting the WW1&2 museum that is there too. Really intruiging, definitely worth putting this on your list.

  • So much fun to do with family and friends. Always find out something new when I go. Next time I go will be one of the paranormal investigations. Would love to see some activity.

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