A Tour Of This Haunted Prison In Montana Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Halloween and its eerie attractions are proof that we all like to be a little scared. But for some, zombies in costumes or shadowy figures who jump out of corn mazes aren’t enough. To experience a real life haunting, all you have to do is take a tour of the Old Montana Prison Museum in Deer Lodge. You might not see anything spooky at this haunted prison in Montana, but you just might experience something you’ll never forget.

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Touring the Old Prison Museum is fascinating, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Have you visited this haunted prison in Montana before? If so, please share your experience with us in the comments below! For a slightly less frightening experience, try exploring one of Montana’s ghost towns, like Bannack State Park.

Address: Old Montana Prison Museum, 1104 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

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October 26, 2021

What are some other haunted places in Montana?

One notoriously haunted place in Montana is Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, colloquially referred to as “The Square.” It was built in 1896 as a high school, and to this day, visitors and employees sometimes hear what sounds like children echoing through the halls, though there’s never anyone there. Also commonly spotted is the apparition of a young girl, which disappears upon being looked at directly. Looking for more? The Fort Peck Summer Theatre is a hotbed of paranormal activity. It was built in 1934 for live performances, and to this day, it’s still used for as much. However, actors and patrons have reported some immensely weird occurrences here, like bizarre sounds and strange feelings of being watched. Yikes!

What’s the creepiest place to visit in Montana?

While a haunted prison certainly tops the place of creepiest places to visit in Montana, it’s in good (creepy) company. The Moss Mansion is one of the most chilling places in the state. It was built in 1902 for Martha and Preston Moss, and their children, and from 1902 to 1984, it was a stately, private residence for several generations of the Moss family. Over the years, six (possibly more) members of the family died here, and it seems they never left. While we don’t blame them — it’s absolutely stunning — we’d be hard-pressed to visit this haunted mansion after dark. Just saying.

Are there many abandoned places in Montana?

There’s something haunting beautiful about abandoned places — eerie ghost towns, ruins, abandoned buildings… and Montana has them all! Here are nine places in Montana that are slowly being reclaimed by nature. Ghost hunters claim many of these places are haunted… or at least plagued by paranormal activity. What do you think?


Address: Old Montana Prison Museum, 1104 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722, USA