The Best Tour For You
We offer several options for our daily guests. Whether you want to come alone or visit with a group, find out more information about our tours.
Our tour season operates from April throughout November!
Historical Day Tours
This guided 90 minute tour walks you through this gothic-style structure and focuses on the main level of our facility. You will visit the recreation yards, visitation rooms, and cafeteria. You will also be allowed into the cellblocks, which housed the most dangerous and violent inmates.
Tickets are available in our main lobby as walk-in only, and are not sold online for our Historical Day Tours.
History Mystery Mondays
Come take a 90-minute guided, daylight tour any Monday during the months of June, July, and August. This tour is faster paced than a normal day tour, as there will be more areas to visit. You will hear the fascinating history that is West Virginia Penitentiary, and enjoy some tales of the paranormal while exploring a few areas that are normally off-limits to day tours.
Ticket are available in our main lobby as walk-in only, and are not sold online for History Mystery Mondays. (Available only during the summer months.)
Introducing West Virginia Penitentiary’s Photography Tour! This is not a guided tour, you will be roaming at your own pace and leisure. The gate will be opened approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour time for check-in. Each photographer is responsible for their own equipment, and is required to sign a waiver/agreement upon check-in.
Photography Tour Tickets must be purchased online!
Group Tours at the former WV Penitentiary are 90-minutes of history, education, fun and interaction with your tour guide about cold, hard facts.
Please call (304) 845-6200 to schedule your group of 20 or more!