ISP to hold fall historic prison tour

The Iowa State Penitentiary will be hosting a fall tour of the historic former prison. Tickets are available on www.iowastatepen. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary announced Wednesday morning that another tour date for the Historic Iowa State Penitentiary facility has been set for the fall.

Public tours will once again be available on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Visitors can choose from the morning session that runs from 9 a.m. to noon or choose the afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can pick the self-guided option and arrive any time during your chosen time frame or choose to have a tour guide. All tours must be completed by the end of the chosen timeframe.

Tickets are on sale now at

The original facility was deactivated on August 1st, 2015 after being in service for 176 years. The public is invited to come and explore the rich history and architectural charm that cannot be found anywhere else in Iowa.

Discounted t-shirts and cups will also be for sale online and the day of the tour. All funds generated from ticket and souvenir sales go towards funding the Historic Structures Report.

For more information call 319-376-4842 or email at

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