Bars in the Dark


Apparently, 'tis the season to scare the bejezus out of yourself. Or at least the crew at the Idaho State Historical Society is betting that the desire to wander a creepy and rumored haunted prison isn’t limited to the end of October.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary will open its gates for the last night tour of the year on Friday, Nov. 20, giving visitors the chance to check out the ghosts of prisons past for themselves.

The pen will be open from 6-9 p.m., with guided tours leaving at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 pm. The brave of heart can check out the cells on their own self-guided tour any time during the evening.
Not surprisingly, the tour is not recommended for young children.

Admission is $10 for all ages, and visitors are asked to bring a flashlight and dress for cold weather.