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.

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.

New Tours Available – Haunted History!

The Joliet Area Historical Museum and Old Joliet Prison are proud to announce their newest type of tour, Haunted History! The tour is a 90 minute walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison, covering the darker side of the historical site.  You will hear more...