This Abandoned Iowa Prison Is Thought To Be One Of The Most Haunted Places On Earth

For a hundred and seventy-five years, the towers of Iowa State Penitentiary held court at Fort Madison. The large maximum security prison had a storied history – one with a lot of blood along the way. From prison riots to executions, is it any surprise that many people feel there’s something haunting about the old prison? Today, the prison has moved and the old facility stands abandoned – which means it’s open for tours. Dare you find out for yourself?

If you’ve toured Fort Madison’s Historic Iowa State Penitentiary, let us know if its haunted past made an impression on you in the comments section. If you’re interested in taking the tour for yourself or exploring the larger Fort Madison area, make sure to visit the city website.

Address: Historic Iowa State Penitentiary, #3 John Bennett Dr, Fort Madison, IA 52627, USA