Go Beyond the Forbidden Walls

Built in 1858, the iconic Old Joliet Prison was built as a powerful showpiece.  Now, you can walk in the footsteps of famous and fictional criminals with one of several different tours – including Historical, Photography and more.

The Great Joliet Prison Break-In

August 24, 2019 – A fundraiser for the Old Joliet Prison, featuring The Ides of March, The Nikki Hill Band, and a lot more.  It’s a Party on the Prison Lawn!  Food trucks and beer vendors will be on site.  Find out more and get your tickets by clicking the button.

Take a Prison Tour

Go Behind the Forbidden Walls
of Old Joliet Prison

Great Joliet Prison Break In

August 24, 2019
Featuring The Ides of March

Art From the Ashes

Find out more about this unique exhibit at the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
VIDEO:  A Preview of Ghost Adventures from Old Joliet Prison

VIDEO: A Preview of Ghost Adventures from Old Joliet Prison

Earlier this year, the Ghost Adventures team came to explore the grounds of Old Joliet Prison.  And, we have a preview of the episode that will air on October 12, 2019.  Will paranormal investigators Zak and Aaron they find John Wayne Gacy, the killer clown?  Join...

Get to Know “Snake Jailbird”

Get to Know “Snake Jailbird”

Part of the story of Old Joliet Prison is its abandonment. In 2002, the Prison was closed.  You saw some use from the State of Illinois, some filming (such as Prison Break), and sometime after that - it was just a building surrounded by barbed wire.
Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

We've got an approximate music schedule for Saturday's Great Joliet Prison Break-In.  Please note, all times are tentative and are subject to change.
The Original Cell

The Original Cell

Learn more about "North Sag," and how you can see this building during an upcoming Prison tour or the 2019 Great Joliet Prison Break-In.