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West Virginia Penitentiary

818 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041-2235
+1 304-845-6200
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Awesome Escape

We participated in the Escape Room game. It was an awesome experience. Our host, Bob, was extremely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
S L
via mobile
Haunting with history

Very cool place to visit, we didn't come for the penitentiary but it ended up in the itinerary and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mushroots
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Greensboro, Pennsylvania
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Built in 1867 and in operation until 1995, this prison offers tours of the cells and the retired electric chair.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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818 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041-2235
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We participated in the Escape Room game. It was an awesome experience. Our host, Bob, was extremely informative. We were visiting a neighboring town for only one day and even though the Pen was not open for a game, Bob came in to allow us...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place to visit, we didn't come for the penitentiary but it ended up in the itinerary and I'm glad that it did. Our tour guide Donna was exceptional, she knew tons of interesting information and historical facts. She was also very accommodating with...More

Thank mushroots
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the tour and it was very interesting. We had excellent tour guide - Maggie - she had been a guard when the prison was operational so she had some first hand stories that were pretty good. Some really interesting history here.

Thank cherylvacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here as a pit stop on our road trip and we were definitely not let down! CJ was an awesome tour guide who was so knowledgeable (especially since he still is in contact with many primary sources from when the prison...More

Thank Stabizzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome time at our investigation. Staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a spot for a private ghost hunt-this is the place!!

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Thank tammyl540
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely intriguing. You get to go inside cells, the kitchens, the exercise yard with all the equipment used by inmates. It is a must if you are anywhere near. Our tour guide Chuck was outstanding both informative and entertaining.

Thank DRPearson4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome tour! CJ was our tour guide and was an excellent resource for history. He really knows this place and the inmates that were there. It is definitely worth your time to go see this establishment and hear the history. Also be sure to return...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The escape room is super fun and super smart! So well put together! The puzzles are challenging but fun!

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Thank amyblon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amanda, Steve, Maggie and Ryan are awesome. New guy, Jason, will be right up there with them soon! He's super nice and will have the pen knowledge the others do in no time. We've been there several times and it just keeps getting better and...More

Thank obirar1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made it to the last tour on Friday July 7,2017. Our tour guide Chuck who worked in the penitentiary before it closed down. Enjoyed the stories of his experience. If you bring children under at 12 he will keep it stories kid friendly. As...More

Thank JTB2012
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Shannon B
26 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer_W_KY | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think so. We took our 9 year old daughter and she had no issues. The guide did omit a story he was going to tell since the kids were with us, and he did not take us down to an area that supposedly has the most... More
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ewarnick29
16 July 2015|
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Response from Rayna A | Reviewed this property |
Have not done Trans Allegheny, but have been to Moundsville. We did a Sip and Seek with a tour guide and we had so much fun. Later the tour guide would let you go to the places she took you on a tour to and let you... More
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kathryn0926
23 May 2015|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
That I could not tell you sorry did not pay attention to that when I was there. Best thing I could tell you is log onto their website and contact them. It was one great fun tour. You get a very good history lesson.
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