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
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


We will be closed for regular business hours on Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29th in preparation for Frightened Felons on those nights.

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


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

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

Click here for information about school tours.