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Rent the Old Idaho Penitentiary

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Women's Ward

The Women's Ward

Photo Credit: Clay Almquist

A Closer Look

How do I rent the Old Idaho Penitentiary for my next event?

Find out more about our pricing and options by contacting us at (208) 334-2844 or by email anthony.parry@ishs.idaho.gov

The Old Idaho Penitentiary is available to rent as a unique venue for corporations, non-profits and some private parties (limitations apply).  Fundraisers and for-profit events are approved on a case by case basis and may require additional fees. Rental options and prices are listed here; please call with any additional inquiries.

The Main Yard and Grounds

Capacity: 1000+ (Depending on event type)

Cost: Rates start at $300 per hour. Reservation Fee of $100 (non-refundable) required to secure calendar date. A $450 deposit (refundable towards your rental fees) is required 30 days in advance of your rental. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required. Reduced rates available for government and 501(c)3 Non-Profit organizations.

Description: Includes the prison grounds within the wall and publically accessible buildings (depending on event type). Power is available. No chairs or tables are available to rent.

Shirt Factory Building

Capacity: 225 (Depending on event type)

Cost: Rates start at $300 per hour. Reservation Fee of $100 (non-refundable) required to secure calendar date. A $450 deposit (refundable towards your rental fees) is required 30 days in advance of your rental. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required. Reduced rates available for government and 501(c)3 Non-Profit organizations.

Description: Includes the newly renovated Shirt Factory Building with spacious, open-floor concept. Vehicle exhibits cannot be moved or removed. Power and lights are available. Building is not heated or air conditioned. Rental is limited to this location and public restrooms.

4 House, 5 House, Trusty Dorm or Auditorium

Capacity: 50-125 (Depending on building and event type)

Cost: Rates start at $75 per hour. Reservation fee of $50 (non-refundable) required to secure calendar date. A $75 deposit fee (refundable towards your rental fees) is required 30 days in advance of your rental. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required. Reduced rates available for government and 501(c)3 Non-Profit organizations.

Description: These are building interiors (cell houses and other areas). Your reservation is limited to one building per reservation. The only heated building/area is the Auditorium. All other buildings are not heated or air conditioned. Exhibits cannot be removed or altered. Power and lights are available, but are limited. Building is not heated or air conditioned. Rental is limited to this location and public restrooms.

The Women’s Ward

Capacity: 30-175 (Depending on building use and event type)

Cost: $200 per hour. Reservation fee of $100 (non-refundable) required to secure calendar date. A $200 deposit fee (refundable towards your rental fees) is required 30 days in advance of your rental. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required. Reduced rates available for government and 501(c)3 Non-Profit organizations.

Description: Includes the Women’s Ward building and grounds only. Power is NOT available. Generators would need to be provided by you. 

The J. Curtis Earl Memorial Exhibit

Capacity: 50-125 (Depending on event type)

Cost: $200 per hour. Reservation fee of $100 (non-refundable) required to secure calendar date. A $200 deposit fee (refundable towards your rental fees) is required 30 days in advance of your rental. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required. Reduced rates available for government and 501(c)3 Non-Profit organizations.

Description: Includes the J. Curtis Earl Exhibit and adjacent bathrooms only. Power and lights are available.