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

Regular Hours: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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

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

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

Idaho's Merci Train is not currently on public display. Please call us at (208) 334-2844 with any questions regarding this artifact.

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

Current Tentative Guided Tours Schedule:

Monday-Friday: Please call us for the most up to date schedule.
Saturday-Sunday: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Click here for information about school tours.

Featured Exhibition

FARGO at the Old Pen
Fargo - Movie at the Old Pen

Sep 29th