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Missouri State Penitentiary Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Missouri State Penitentiary 3-hour Tour

Mike and Gretchen did an excellent job providing a vast amount of history about the prison, ranging... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim W
Small and limited

As part of the overall tour, see it. As a stand alone, it was limited in size and information, but... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Doe O
New Orleans, Louisiana
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In conjunction with the Missouri State Penitentiary tours, the museum provides additional historical information about the famous prison that operated for 168 years. The museum houses MSP memorabilia as well as a replica cell that demonstrates the...more
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700 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101-4079
+1 866-998-6998
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mike and Gretchen did an excellent job providing a vast amount of history about the prison, ranging from its opening to close. They talked about the treatment that convicts received over the years, what they ate, how they slept, riots and prison personalities that included...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by to see MSP museum. It is small but has a lot of information. Staff is very knowledgeable and they have posters of famous people that were in the prison at one time.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of the overall tour, see it. As a stand alone, it was limited in size and information, but does allow you to view some of the items confiscated from prisoners over the years. In that respect, it complements the prison tour and allows...More

Thank Doe O
Reviewed 22 July 2018

PROS : free street parking; free with penitentiary admission; in the basement of the Marmaduke home; friendly staff; A suggestion: pay for the penn tour online, then VISIT the museum first then go for the tour . that way the tour guides don’t need to...More

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Went here after our tour of Mo State Penitentiary. A lot of pics, stories and jailhouse contraband as well as items made by inmates over the years the facility was open.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 18 May 2018

At the end of the Missouri State Penitentiary tour, the guide (a former warden) told us about this museum. He highly recommended it. If we had paid for the tour, there was no additional cost for the museum. He told us, "Tell them that the...More

Thank KevinS2955
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We stopped in this museum after a tour of the Missouri Penitentiary. This museum has information on the famous prisoners that stayed at MSP. The price of admittance is free if you take the prison tour. The museum is limited to the basement. The staff...More

Thank Speed44USA
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This tour was great and the guide was very good. He actually works in the penal system. Don't forget to go to the penitentiary museum before or after the tour. Very Informative.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We took the cheap ($2) tour of this small museum in the old Warden's House to see if we wanted to do the whole Pen Tour, and glad we did. Too depressing and grim for us! Prison artifacts, uniforms, weapons etc. on display and history...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The cost is only $2 per person if you go to just this or FREE is you have done a tour with the prison. The Museum is small, but contains a ton of information and items. It does not take long to get through and...More

Thank AngelaKW502
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