The Old Joliet Prison is what the city of Joliet is most known for. First opened to prisoners in 1858, the Illinois State Penitentiary as it was once called, had its fair share of nefarious events and notorious inmates. It was even featured in the 1980 hit movie, “The Blues Brothers,” the more recent television series “Prison Break,” and several other shows and films. Today, the Joliet Area Historical Museum oversees the preservation of the Old Joliet Prison and hosts several themed tours including a fascinating and popular Haunted History Tour where you can hear grim stories of what happened behind the prison walls. 


Have you taken a tour of the Old Joliet Prison in Illinois? If so, what tour did you take and what was it like? To book one of several tours, including the Haunted History Tour, at Old Joliet Prison, visit the Joliet Area Historical Museum website.

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