Anamosa Penitentiary Museum – Anamosa, Iowa

anamosapenitentiary.jpg    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.

Noon – 4 PM Holidays – occasional – call first Other times by appointment throughout the year



  1. Kenneth F. Anglin says:

    I saw the show Lock Up on TV. I would like to know if there is any way I could send an E-Mail to T-Bone Taylor. I remember when he committed his crime and I am very impressed with what I seen in the TV program. I would like him know that he can make a difference in people’s lives. I wish someone like T- Bone could have helped my brother when he was in prison.

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