West Virginia State Penitentiary
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!
N 39° 54.943 W 080° 44.592
17S E 521947 N 4418434
Quick Description: Classic fortress style prison (scary looking!)now used as a criminal justice training center. Tours are available as well!
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2007 3:01:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM2865
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member King of Pennsylvania
Views: 104

Long Description:
This large jail is ominous and scary. Castle-like walls loom over a quiet residential neighborhood. No one would want to take up residence inside that place. But so many people did as prisoners. There are scheduled tours given regularly at the main "public" entrance on Jefferson Street. The prices are listed on a board on the fence. The staff was very friendly (no inmates to bother them anymore) but we opted out of the tour since we were not planning on it. Oddly, directly across from the prison is the ancient Moundsville Mound, built by the Adena tribe, BC! The mound and the historic marker are both waymarks as well, as will be the historic marker inside the fence (note that it is also jailed)of the jail.
Address:
Jefferson & Tenth Streets
Moundsville, WV USA


Open to the public: Yes

Hours:
Tours start at 11am Tuesday through Sunday The last tour leaves at 4pm


Fees?:
Reasonable. I hear you get your money's worth, as the tour takes a while to do!


Web link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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