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West Virginia Penitentiary Tickets

818 Jefferson Avenue,  MoundsvilleWV  26041

Venue Information

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Venue Details


From I-70 take the I-470 split West. Go across bridge and take Route 7 South into Ohio. Follow the river. It will be about about 12 miles to the Moundsville exit. Cross the bridge at Moundsville continuing straight. Go through one light which is Route 2, continue four streets and turn left at Jefferson. There is a sign stating "business district". The prison is ahead.

In West Virginia, from I-70 take Route #2 South to
Moundsville, turn left on Eigth Street. The Penitentiary is two blocks ahead.


Parking is available and starts at $2. May be higher at private lots.

Box Office Hours

** This is a timed entry event and tickets must be purchased in advance. **

Tickets will NOT be sold at the Box Office.

The Box Office opens at 6:30pm for Will Call.

Ticket sales will stop via the phones and internet at 4:30pm and outlets at 5:00pm the day of the event.

Tickets are often sold out in advance for select days and time slots, if a day or time is not available - try another day.

Will Call

Will Call tickets can be picked up anytime after 6:30 PM on the evening of the show at the Will Call Window. Customers must present the actual credit card, a picture ID, and the confirmation number.

Accessible Seating

This event is NOT wheelchair accessible or easily accessed by people with mobility challenges.

General Rules

This is a timed entry event - all tickets MUST be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold "walk up" the night of the events.

No outside food or drink, cameras, audio or video.
No smoking inside the attraction.

Children Rules

The nature of the event encourages people over 12 years old. No children under 6 will be admitted. All patrons will need a ticket.


This is a walking tour that is a haunted attraction.
Should dress warmly.
Fog and strobe lights are in use. There may be tight spaces and jail cells may be used.

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