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2 reviews of Old Idaho Penitentiary

Fascinating 100+ year old prison site

This historical site in Idaho’s capital city is well worth your time if in the area, and especially for history fans. For just $5 (for adults), visitors can walk around the 100+ year old facility and get a feel for the environment inmates lived in when the prison was open. It’s interesting to see how the maximum security cells differed from that of regular ones, where those on death row were hung, as well as where laundry was done. The architecture is fascinating as well. Additionally, there is a museum on the premise that details the evolution of weapons throughout the years. If you take time

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