History Mystery Mondays

Touring the West Virginia Penitentiary

You asked for it… We heard you!!!! Want to see the Sugar Shack and the Psych Ward…… in the DAY TIME?! Don’t want to find yourself alone in The Hole during Witching Hour?

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. Pictures are encouraged.

There is no heat or air conditioning throughout our facility, please dress accordingly to the weather. Our facility will be extremely HOT in the summer! Please do NOT leave your animals in your vehicle! Ask the front desk if you can bring them. You are permitted to bring non-alcoholic beverages on tour with you for hydration.

This tour does involve climbing stairs, as well as walking outdoors, and is NOT wheelchair/stroller accessible.

The front gate opens at 9:45am. The first tour begins at 10am. Tours leave every hour on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4:00pm SHARP! The main gate is locked at 4pm!! The Gift Shop/Lobby closes at 4pm, if someone in your group chooses not to take a tour, they must make other arrangements to wait for you!

Mondays ONLY during the Summer

June, July, and August


  • Everyone: $16
  • 5 & Under: FREE


9:45am – 4pm

-Tours leave every hour on the hour


Tickets are available in the Main Lobby/Gift Shop during business hours, and are not available for purchase online.