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A Night Behind the Bars at Old Joliet

Where the haunting tales of Old Joliet Prison come to life!

 

Halloween Old Joliet Prison

October 25th and 26th, tours are offered from 6pm-11pm

Recommended for ages 16+

Tickets: $50

You will be led around to various spots on the prison grounds where reenactors will be portraying the more chilling stories the prison has to offer. Tours depart every 15 minutes but the festive, fall party will continue in front of the main building all night. Two cash bars will be available.

This event will start at the Old Joliet Prison parking lot at 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL 60432

Please check your calendar before purchasing your tickets. Once sold, tickets are non-refundable

Due to the historic nature of the site, at the current time, tours are not ADA approved. 80% of the tour is accessible for all patrons. Please keep in mind this event includes an hour and  twenty minutes walking tour, should you need any special accommodations, please contact info@jolietmuseum.org up to 72 hours before your tour.

No tickets will be mailed. Your name and the names of all registered guests will be entered on a check-in list. Guests will provide their name upon arrival. All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability/hold harmless agreement prior to taking the tour.

To sign up for A Night Behind the Bars, click on the Book Now button and select your depature time.

 

Night Behind the Bars

 

Prison Photography Classes

Join us for 3 evenings of photography and fun with TORsAdventures Photography out at the Old Joliet Prison!

Recommended for all levels. $50 per class.

Bring your own DSLR or mirrorless camera and capture some iconic shots inside the Old Joliet Prison. Come learn about how to photograph this beautiful site and capture some of its history through the lens of a camera.

  • September 4th at 6:30pm - Angles and Architecture:  Focusing on Golden Hour lighting while capturing the architectural beauty of a historic site. Architecture Prison
     
  • September 16th at 6:30pm - Operating Room: Centered in the Hospital this room will make you look at low light photography differently.
     
  • September 19th at 6:30pm - TV & Film:  We will explore some of the iconic scenes shot inside these prison walls. From Prison Break to the Blues Brother and many more!

 

Classes will meet at the Old Joliet Prison parking lot at 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL 60432

**All attendees are required to bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Camera phones will not work with the techniques being taught. 

Please check your calendar before purchasing your tickets. Once sold, tickets are non-refundable

Due to the historic nature of the site, at the current time, tours are not ADA approved. 70% of the tour is accessible for all patrons. Should you need any special accommodations, please contact info@jolietmuseum.org up to 72 hours before your tour.

No tickets will be mailed. Your name and the names of all registered guests will be entered on a check-in list. Guests will provide their name upon arrival. All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability/hold harmless agreement prior to taking the tour.

To sign up for a Prison Photography Class, click on the Book Now button.

 

Prison Photography Class