Currently, tours are offered for Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

No tickets will be mailed. Your name and the names of all registered guests will be entered on a check-in list. Guests will provide their name upon arrival.

  • To get member or resident discount, identification must be shown at check-in at the prison
  • Tours are limited to guests ages 10 and older
  • All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability/hold harmless agreement prior to taking the tour
  • Tours will meet at the Old Joliet Prison parking lot at 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, IL 60432
  • Tours will last about 90 minutes
  • Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather as tours will be happening rain or shine
  • Members and Joliet Residents: $15 (See “discount” option)
  • General Public: $20 (See “general” option)

Refunds will only be given in the case of the museum having to cancel a tour (for example, in the case of severe and dangerous weather).

Should you need any special accommodations, please contact up to 72 hours before your tour.

To purchase tickets, click the button below.  You will be directed to the Joliet Area Historical Museum’s web page to complete your transaction.

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