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Romancing the Pen

Date / Time

Friday, February 14, 2014 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm


2445 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise , ID 83712

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Meghan Anderson
Contact Phone Number:
(208) 334-2844


Looking for something other than roses or chocolates this Valentine's Day? The Old Idaho Penitentiary is offering a unique alternative to this hum-drum day devoted to love. Stroll through the site and snuggle up with your Valentine or find the true meaning of “ball and chain.” Visitors can read through our special exhibit “Romancing the Pen: ‘Love’ Stories from the Penitentiary,” about all the wrong things our inmates did for love. Exhibit includes stories about adultery, theft, and escapes (may not be appropriate for younger children). Complimentary hot chocolate is available. Guided tours are first come, first served with limited capacity. (6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30) Remember: DRESS WARM BRING A FLASHLIGHT WALK SLOWLY (snuggling not required but encouraged, canoodling strictly forbidden) When: February 14th Noon – 9:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. last admission) Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for kids

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