Old Joliet Prison

Built in 1858, the iconic Old Joliet Prison was built as a powerful showpiece.  It was designed to not only intimidate the inmates on inside, but those outside.

Plan Your Visit

Your chance to do time has come.  Go inside the prison gates and see where some famous inmates and some famous television shows called home.

An Icon in Movies and Television

The Mission from God started here.  An infamous breakout as well.  Coming soon, a section about the movies, shows, and other productions starring the Old Joliet Prison.

2019 Community Volunteer Days

Help us further showcase the Old Joliet Prison to the world by volunteering for our Community Volunteer Cleanup Days – Saturdays from 8am – 12pm.