West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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The West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic-style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. Now withdrawn and retired from prison use, it operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility.
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  • My girlfriend and I were here today for a history tour and it was awesome! The stories ,history and all around experience of this place is a once in a lifetime experience. I loved the prison shanks...  more »
  • Awesome tour! A lot of fun and very interesting! Our guide Jason was the best! Cannot wait to go back and try another tour and the escape room!  more »
  • Had a great daytime tour here! Chuck, as mentioned multiple times, was the BEST tour guide! We kind of scored on our tour as the only other party were current friends with a former prisoner and knew of some of the other prisoners that were "popular" on the tour via their friend, so we got a ton of great stories! Cashier was great! Tour was great! The museum was great! I will for sure be back! (Picture is of chuck)
  • We had a great time! Chuck was our tour guide, and he was a great story teller, as well as a former guard of the prison! This trip was a birthday gift from my fiance, and I have to say, it's one of the best I've ever gotten! If your into history and exploring amazing relics of past times, check it out! We're now seriously considering renting the pen for a night of ghost hunting for our wedding party next spring!

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