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TOP 15 PRISON & JAIL MUSEUMS IN THE USA
As prisons and jails close or are otherwise retired, they are often turned into museums instead of being destroyed. There are already dozens of prison & jail museums in the United States, and none is more famous than Alcatraz. Alcatraz isn't the only prison worth visiting though - there are scores of other excellent prison & jail museums across America that offer guided and self-guided tours. To help you make the most of your time, we have put together a highly-opinionated list of what we believe to be the top 15 jail and prison museums in the United States.
This top 15 list is sorted alphabetically by state (and not by quality or rank). Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe we have missed any of the very best prison museums in the United States.
TOP 5 PRISON MUSEUMSHere are the five best prison museums in the United States:
Alcatraz, San Francisco, California
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona
Old Idaho Penitentiary, Boise, Idaho
Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio
prison cells within Alcatraz, San Francisco, California
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