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Romancing the Pen

Looking for something other than roses or chocolates this Valentine’s Day? The Old Idaho Penitentiary is offering a unique alternative to your typical V-Day dates. Stroll through the site, snuggle up with your Valentine and find the true meaning of “ball and chain,” with special exhibits on love stories and love letters from the Idaho State Penitentiary.

Admission includes our Valentine’s Day “Partners in Crime” scavenger hunt, featuring unique looks into the site’s historic residents and what they loved – love of money, love of power, or commitment to those they loved.

Romancing the Pen: February 14, 12:00 pm-9:00 pm (last admission 8:00 pm). Adult Admission is $8 each, or purchase pairs at a special 2 for $14 price! The site will be open for self-guided tours in all publicly accessible buildings. Dress warm and bring a flashlight!

Note: Idaho State Historical Society event registration is non-transferable and nonrefundable.


Feb 14 2022


12:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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

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