An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Old Penitentiary Hours & Location

     2445 Old Penitentiary Road
     Boise, ID 83712

(208) 334-2844
(208) 334-3225

     We are located on Warm Springs east of Boise.
     Free parking available.

Old Pen


Open 7 days a week

Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Regular Hours
Noon-5:00 pm

Last admission at 4:15 pm
Earl Museum closes at 4:30 pm
Lockup begins at 4:45 pm
Doors close promptly at 5:00 pm

Closed most state holidays:
Call (208) 334-2844 for more information

Admission Prices

Regular Admission Fees:

Adult: $6
Senior (60 and older): $4
Child (6-12 years): $3
Children 5 and under: Free

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Group and AAA discounts available
Free for Idaho State Historical Society Members
and Friends of the Historical Museum

Guided Tours Daily: call for times; limited capacity; first come, first served; dependent on volunteer availability.

Click here for information about school tours.