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Old Montana Prison

Deer Lodge Montana

Listing Type: Museum
City: Deer Lodge Montana
Region: Southwest Montana

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Discover yesteryear when you step into the first Territorial Prison in the western United States. The prison was built by convict labor in the late 1800's. The gray sandstone walls of this immense structure are 24 feet high and buried 4 feet deep to prevent escape by tunneling.

You can visit the enclosed courtyard where the convicts exercised, and walk through their austere cell blocks and feel the chills of maximum-security cells. The last prisoners were moved in 1979 after which the facility was opened to the public.

Directions: Old Montana Prison is located on Main Street in Deer Lodge off Interstate I-90 using exits 184 or 187. It is located in the Old Montana Prison Complex, which houses six unique museums inside its historic prison walls. The complex includes the Old Montana Prison, Montana Law Enforcement Museum, Powell County Museum, Frontier Montana Museum, Yesterday's Playthings, and the Montana Auto Museum.

Old Montana Prison
1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

  • Historic
  • Tour
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restroom
  • Registered Historic Site

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