Special Events

Experience the Pen in a Special Way

The Penitentiary is not just for tours and Halloween. We offer a great deal of special events for various times of the year. Join us for a festival or be a superhero or princess. Be sure to read up on the different experiences we offer at the West Virginia Penitentiary.


Elizabethtown Festival

Established by the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC), this heritage festival takes place in Moundsville, WV, where from 1832 until 1866 the area was called Elizabethtown, named to honor Elizabeth, the wife of city founder Joseph Tomlinson.

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Princess Tea

Come join your favorite princesses for a day of fun, games, refreshments, and snacks! Party or Sunday dress attire is encouraged for everyone, you can even arrive dressed as your favorite princess!

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