Guard Tour of Old Joliet Prison

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Embark on a ninety-minute tour around the Old Joliet Prison. Allow two prison guards show you around the property and provide you with an insider look at the landmark.
Duration:  1hr 30mins
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Head out on a guided tour around the Old Joliet Prison, spending and hour and a half exploring the historic premises
  • Follow two Joliet Prison guards around as they lead you to every corner of the property for you to view up close
  • Hear stories about the prison’s history and more, told by two people who know it the best

What's Included

  • Guided tour

Additional Information

Available for 16+ and all guests must sign a waiver.

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May 11, 2021
What a fantastic tour. Just seeing the grounds, buildings coupled with the information the former guard provided really brought to life what it was like in the prison during the days the prison was open and active. Quite an impressive piece of history that everyone in Chicago should experience. I cannot even imagine being in one of the "newer" cells much less the tiny, old cells. A middle school tour of the prison should make the children truly consider that "Crime Does Not Pay"!!
May 11, 2021
The tour guide was amazing. He was witty and made the tour enjoyable. His first hand stories kept the entire tour entertained. I would highly recommend to everyone.
May 10, 2021
Guard tour was really good story after story, but which is not there fault wish we had more availability to go in more builds to really see them. I want to reall see what inmates had to see everyday of there life's. I under stand build isn't at code and not blaming the tour. Blame ppl that broke In and burn, broke windows sad. History never last forever I guess because people don't let it.


Meeting location:  204 N Ottawa St


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