A Terrifying Tour Of This Haunted Prison Near St. Louis Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Missouri State Penitentiary opened in 1836 just as our state was establishing government services. It operated as a maximum security prison for 168 years. After closing in 2004, the ominous castle-like brick fortress is now open for tours.

They say the prison is haunted, with many reports of strange activity. It may be haunted, as it was a place of great sorrow for both the inmates and the guards who worked there. But for sure, a tour here is harrowing. Read below to prepare yourself for a walk through this dungeon-like prison.

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A tour of this prison will haunt you, and you might come across the lingering spirits of those who never left these walls. Have you taken this prison tour? Share your experience with us in the comments below.

For more information, check out the official website for Missouri State Penitentiary Tours.

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