This Ghost Hunt In A Former Colorado Women's Prison Isn’t For The Faint Of Heart
Despite being a beautiful state, Colorado has its fair share of places with a disturbing past that are now alleged to be haunted. One of these places that you can still visit and go ghost hunting at is none other than this Colorado women’s prison-turned paranormal museum:
Welcome to the Museum of Colorado Prisons (or Colorado Prison Museum).
Located in Canon City, the Colorado Prison Museum was first built in 1935 and originally served as a women's prison building before sitting vacant for several years and being converted into the innovative museum.
Thanks to its colorful history as a women's prison and then sitting vacant, the Colorado Prison Museum is deemed haunted, with countless visitors and staff citing unexplainable occurrences like orbs, the sounds of coughing and screaming, and the scent of fresh tobacco when no one is around.
While one can experience the paranormal during a regular visit, there is a better way to "see" these spirits (thought to be those of former inmates), which is via the museum's paranormal investigation nights, ghost hunts, and special events like “Gold Rush Ghost Encounters."
To learn more about these paranormal events - or the general history of the Colorado Prison Museum - please visit its
Admission to the Colorado Prison Museum is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (ages 65+), and $8 for children (ages 6 to 12).
Please note: Ghost hunts, special tours, and other paranormal events may cost an additional fee.
The Colorado Prison Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 1st through April 30th, and Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1st through September 30th.
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Museum of Colorado Prisons, 201 N 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA