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Cemetery Tours

Experience a unique tour of the Idaho State Penitentiary and its rarely seen prison cemetery. Explore the final moments of incarcerated individuals and their final resting places. Discover why more than half of the cemetery is filled with “Unknown” markers (or often no markers at all) and why some names cannot be found in any prison register.

Cemetery Tour registration includes a self-guided tour of the prison the day of your visit and access to open site exhibits.

Cemetery Tour times: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 6:00 daily. Tours are limited to only 25 spots each.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary is open for extended spring break hours Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, March 24, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily (last admission 6:00 pm).

This event is FREE for Idaho State Historical Society Members! Interested in becoming a Member? Visit

NOTE: Cemetery Tours are not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues due to stairs, long distances in between tops, and uneven grounds.
– Guests must be 18 or older to attend Cemetery Tours unless accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 13+ due to graphic content.
– Tours are limited to 25 people per session.
– Idaho State Historical Society event tickets are non-transferable and nonrefundable.


Mar 24 2024


12:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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

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