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Old Joliet Prison Tours

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.

  • Tours are limited to guests ages 10 and older
  • All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability/hold harmless agreement prior to taking the tour
  • Tours will meet at the Old Joliet Prison parking lot at 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL 60432
  • 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

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. 

Please keep in mind this is an outside, mile walking tour, should you need any special accommodations, please contact up to 72 hours before your tour.

Old Joliet Prison Historical Tour

Minimum 10 years of age


  • Members and Joliet Residents: $15  (Identification must be shown at check-in at the prison)
  • General Public: $20
  • Combination Joliet Museum Pass and Prison Tour Ticket: $25 (a $28 value)

1.5 hour 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 prison from when it was first opened in 1858 to today. These historic tours are a great introduction to the site and its history.

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Prison Tour


Old Joliet Prison Guard Tour

Recommended for ages 16+

Ticket price: $30 general admission

1.5 hour walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison lead by two docents who worked there while it was still a functioning prison. You will hear about the daily life at the prison during their time there - a more personal take on the site's history. Due the the mature nature, this tour is strongly recommended for 16+ and all minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

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Prison Tour


Old Joliet Prison Photography Tour

Minimum 10 years of age

Ticket Price: $50 general admission

4 hours on the expansive Historic Prison site taking photos in the morning light with supervised access to the prison yard and predesignated buildings. The natural beauty of the limestone and architecture will inspire you. 

Building access is limited on site, please email to see available buildings. No modeling permitted on these tours.

To sign up for an Old Joliet Prsion Photography Tour, click on the Book Now button.

Photography Tour Old Joliet Prison