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Old Joliet Prison Tours

Haunting History  Guard Tour  Self Guided  General History  Photography 

Old Joliet Prison Tours proudly sponsored by D'Arcy Buick GMC


 

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 digital waiver of liability/hold harmless agreement before entering.
    • Guests/Tours will meet at the Old Joliet Prison Check-In/Gift Shop Building in the main parking lot off of Collins Street in front of the prison
    • Old Joliet Prison Address: 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL 60432   (312) 978-1282
    • Closed toe shoes should be worn and dress for the weather as tours will be happening rain or shine
    • Please check your calendar before purchasing your tickets. Once sold, tickets are non-refundable
    • Tours are not currently ADA approved. Approximately 70% of the tour is accessible for all patrons

    *Please keep in mind this is mostly an outside, approximate 1 mile walking tour. Should you need any special accommodations, please contact info@jolietmuseum.org
     

"Self-Guided Prison Tour"

Walk the site at your own pace. Informational signs are stationed throughout the grounds providing historical information and photos. The North Segregation Building is open to walk through. Tour hours between 10am and 5pm

  • General Public: $20
  • Museum Members: Free
  • Children (ages 3-12): $10
  • Children under the age of 3 are free

To sign up for a Self-Guided Prison Tour, click on the Book Now button or call (312)-978-1282 during regular business hours and weekends

Self-Guided Tour


"General History Prison Tour"

  • General Public: $30
  • Museum Member: $25

A 90-minute walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by docents and trained tour guides from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. This tour talks about the general history of the site from when it was first opened in 1858 till its closure in 2002. This historic tour is a great introduction to the Prison and its history. This tour takes you into the East and West Cell Houses, North Segregation Bldg., Cafeteria, Chapel, and the Honor Dorm

To sign up for a General History Prison Tour, click on the Book Now button or call (312)-978-1282 during regular business hours and weekends

General History Prison Tour


"Haunting History Prison Tour"

  • General Public: $40
  • Museum Member: $35

A 90-minute walking tour covering the darker side of the Prison. This historical tour will cover some of the more macabre stories as you walk through the site at dusk. This tour takes you into the East and West Cell Houses, North Segregation Bldg., Cafeteria, Chapel, and the Honor Dorm 

Disclaimer: This tour does not involve ghost hunting or paranormal activity and is not recommended for small children

To sign-up for a Haunting History Prison Tour, click on the button or call (312)-978-1282 during regular business hours and weekends

Haunted History Tour


"Prison Guard Tour"

  • General Public:  $40
  • Museum Member:  $35

A 90-minutes walking tour led by two docents who worked at the Prison while it was still in operation until its closing in 2002. You will hear about the daily life at the Prison during their time there - a more personal take on the site's history. This tour takes you into the East and West Cell Houses, North Segregation Bldg., Cafeteria, Chapel and Honor Dorm

Disclaimer:  Adult themes and language used

To sign-up for a Prison Guard Tour, click on the button or call (312)-978-1282 during regular business hours and weekends

Prison Guard Tour


"Prison Photography Tour"

  • General Admission:  $50
  • Museum Member:  $45

For photography enthusiasts these tours allow a two-hour time window to capture unique shots of the Prison and its limestone. Tours in the West Section include the following areas: West Cell House, Cafeteria, Commissary (back portion), North Segregation Bldg., Yard Area, Burnt District and Cistern Area. Tours in the East Section include the following areas: East Cell House, Solitary basketball court, Chapel, North Segregation, Yard Area, Burnt District and Cistern Area. 

Photography Tour Old Joliet Prison


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