Idaho Penitentiary

Paranormal Investigations

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2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712


(208) 334-2844


The Old Idaho Penitentiary is a historic prison that operated from 1872 to 1973. The prison was initially constructed as a territorial prison and housed some of the most notorious criminals in the region. Over its 101 years of operation, it witnessed significant changes in Idaho’s growth and development.

During its existence, the Old Idaho Penitentiary saw numerous escape attempts, riots, and innovations in how inmates were treated. Today, it serves as a museum and historical site, providing visitors with a glimpse into Idaho’s criminal justice history.

Paranormal Investigations

The Idaho Penitentiary holds Paranormal Investigations on a regular basis. You can find upcoming investigations on the Events page of their website as they come up.


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