Administration Building'
(present day view)

Administration Building
(1910s)

WELCOME!


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.


WHAT ELSE CAN I SEE?


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!

VISIT JAN'S GIFT SHOP!


Buy books, t-shirts, postcards, mementos, and other prison memorabilia

NOW AVAILABLE!

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! 

ADMISSION FEE:
$3

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

319-462-2386

or use contact form below!

Contact Us

2016 Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum Association
Don Folkerts, President & Museum Director

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