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

Spring Break Extended Hours:

Monday March 20-Friday March 24
(last admission 6:15pm)

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

Extended Hours: 10am-7pm
March 20th-24th
(last admission 6:15pm)

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

Admission Prices

Regular Admission:

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:
Monday &Thursday 2:30pm
(dependent on volunteer availability)
Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Click here for information about school tours.

Featured Exhibition

Julia Davis Park postcard
Julia Davis Park Renovations
Brown Bag Lecture Series

Apr 11th