The Penitentiary is a great place to go take a tour. I have been there before, but this time I took my family. Our tour guide is the author of a couple of books about the penitentiary, and he was very knowledgeable about the place. I learned a lot on this tour even though I have done it before.
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Participants are required to arrive in the lobby at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled time. The game is located on the second floor of the WV Penitentiary in a former office area. Online registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About West Virginia Penitentiary
West Virginia became a state June 20, 1863. The prison construction began in 1866, with inmates providing much of the labor. The prison was closed by court order on March 27, 1995 after it was determined by the court that the small 5x7 cells were too small and the living conditions were inhumane. Your guided tour is a walking through the major living and working areas of the prison, including the North Hall lockup areas, both the North and South yards, plus “New Wall”. You will also see the electric chair, and numerous paintings and works of art produced by the inmates. The tour takes approximately 90 minutes and we encourage you to ask any questions.