(present day view)
The Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum showcases the 140-year history of Iowa's largest prison. The museum offers displays describing prison life, the role of the "guard" through the years, and a huge variety of photographs from the prison's early days.
Dioramas of quarrying and construction techniques, a full-sized replica of a cell, videos about the prison's overall history and the role of sports, and much more!
Buy books, t-shirts, postcards, mementos, and other prison memorabilia
From Arcadia Publishing, the world's largest publisher of local history books - "Anamosa Penitentiary", a soft-cover 128-page book containing 200 images from the rich history of the Anamosa prison.
ORDER NOW - send a check or money order for $25 (price includes shipping) to the Anamosa Penitentiary Museum Association, PO Box 144, Anamosa, IA 52205.
Also available online from arcadiapublishing.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and other online retailers. ORDER NOW!
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Memorial Day weekend - First Saturday in October
Friday through Monday
(plus all summer holidays)
Noon - 4 PM
Other times throughout the year by appointment
For an appointment or further information call
or use contact form below!