The Old Idaho Penitentiary opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals. Today, visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to Solitary Confinement, cell blocks, and the Gallows.
The site features thirty historic buildings and special exhibitions including the J. Curtis Earl Memorial Exhibit of Arms and Armaments. Events and programs provide families, school groups, and visitors an opportunity to relive the Old Pen's exciting past of daring escapes, scandals and executions.
Isiah F. posted in June on Trip Advisor, - Fun and Educational-
“This is such a fascinating place. I got a tour and it was full of interesting things and facts. The gallows was scary, but it was so cool to get to see! It's amazing to think that were I was walking some of the most dangerous people in the history of Idaho walked. This was a great experience and I'll have to go again.”
When: Thursday, September 20th 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712 Cost: $15 for CCOB members, $20 for non-members
Water will be provided at the beginning of the tour.
Pre-registration is requested, by 9 AM on Monday, September 17th. This event is limited to 25 attendees. As a City Club of Boise Member-Only Tour, Members are allowed to bring one guest, space permitting.
Parking is readily available on the lot directly in front on the main entrance. All participants should wear comfortable closed toed shoes (no heels). Dress for the weather, and for walking. Pathways are handicapped accessible, suitable for walkers, wheelchairs and strollers.
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Special Thanks to our City Club Tours/Salons/After Hours Sponsor: First Interstate Bank
City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene University and Idaho Humanities Council.