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Old Joliet Prison

Chicago and Movies in Prison

Take a unique walking tour of a suburban Chicago prison used in movies and TV shows

Chicago and Movies in Prison
Chicago and Movies in Prison

Time and Location

Jun 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432, USA

About

Located about 30 miles outside Chicago, Old Joliet Prison has served for years as an Illinois state penitentiary and a movie set. Learn more about the prison's double histories on this two-hour (mostly) outdoor walking tour.

On the 1.25-mile guided tour, wander through the former correctional center's barbed-wire gates and imposing 19th-century fortress-style walls. While inside, experience firsthand the prison's sally ports, cellblocks, chapel, cafeteria, yard, and solitary confinement.

Finally, take a seat in the darkened gymnasium to hear about Hollywood's century-long relationship with Old Joliet Prison, including cinema's role in Illinois prison reform.

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  • General Admission

    $40.00
    +$1.00 service fee

Total

$0.00

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