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Behind the Scenes Tours

Ever wonder what it looks like in those off-limits areas of the Old Idaho Penitentiary? This is your chance! Visitors will be allowed to explore some buildings and cells that are normally closed to the public. Stationary guides will be on hand in each area to answer questions and share stories.

Saturday, October 16, 6:00-10:00 pm (last admission 9:00 pm). Masks covering nose and mouth are required during this event.

Admission is $8 per person, or 2 for $13. Ticket sales begin Monday, September 6 at 10:00 am.

This event is recommended for ages 13+ due to graphic content and some obstacles including low visibility and uneven ground.

Note: This is not a fully accessible tour. Most behind the scenes areas require walking up and down stairs. Only a limited number of people will be allowed in each area at one time, so lines may form. Arrive early as lines will be cut-off at 9:30 pm.


Oct 16 2021


Last admission 9:00 pm.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm




Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

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