Historical Attractions

Old Idaho Penitentiary Tour Boise

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Old Idaho Penitentiary Tour
2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Tel: 208 334-2844

Where are we going today?

Idaho Territory was less than ten years old when the territorial prison was built east of Boise in 1870. The penitentiary grew from a single cellhouse into a complex of several distinctive buildings surrounded by a high sandstone wall. Convicts quarried the stone from the nearby ridges and completed all the later construction.
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Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the day's weather..

What people are saying?

  • "Hasn't changed over the years AT ALL"

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    Older children will appreciate the historical significance of such a prison, but the younger will be bored clueless. The presentation video prior to your self-guided walk through is explanatory and memorable.

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