History Mystery Mondays

In accordance with our Governor’s guidelines, face masks are now mandatory as per an executive order beginning at midnight on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. Masks are required for anyone 9 years of age and older. These guidelines could change at any time.


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.





  • Everyone: $16 + tax



The front gate opens at 9:45am. The first tour will begin at 10:00am.

  • In accordance with our Governor’s guidelines, we ask that all attendees wear a face mask while visiting. These guidelines could change at anytime. Since our maximum capacity is limited, please reserve your tickets online!
  • Mondays ONLY during the Summer (June, July, and August)

The front gate is locked, the museum and gift shop will close after the last tour begins! If there is someone in your party that chooses not to take the tour, and it is the last scheduled tour of the day, he/she must wait for you elsewhere, as the gift shop attendant will be leaving for the day.



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