Anamosa Penitentiary Museum – Anamosa, Iowa
This historic stone building on the prison grounds displays artifacts and historical information about Iowa’s largest correctional facility.
The museum offers displays describing prison life, the “guard” through the years, and a large variety of photographs from the prison’s early days.
Also see dioramas of quarrying and construction techniques, a full-sized replica of a cell, a prison history video, and much more!
The museum building was constructed in 1916 as a barn. The visitor enters directly into the gift shop, and then into the museum proper, which is located on the first floor of the building and includes almost 1700 sq. feet.
HOURS:MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND to OCTOBER Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Noon – 4 PM Holidays – occasional – call first Other times by appointment throughout the year