The Status of Tours at the Nevada State Prison
The Board of Directors of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is pleased to announce that regularly scheduled tours of the historic Nevada State Prison are now available.
As some of you know, we have been working diligently for some time to make the necessary repairs and modifications to permit the public to visit our historic site. We received the long awaited Change of Use Permit in January 2021, which allows us to open and operate.
On Nevada Day 2020, we were able to delight about 150 visitors with ninety minute tours of the site led by knowledgeable guides. Additionally, we opened our gift shop, offering T-shirts and other keepsakes.
During the Memorial Day 2021 weekend and the following Saturday (5 June), we delighted over 120 visitors with ninety minute tours of the site led by knowledgeable guides. We opened our gift shop, offering T-shirts and other keepsakes.
Seven Saturdays are now posted: 19 June, 17 July, 7 and 21 August, 18 September, 2 and 16 October. Four tours each day, at 10:00, 11:00, noon, and 1:00 pm.
In addition, tours are available on the Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays of Independence Day Weekend (3 – 5 July) and Labor Weekend (4 – 6 September). Four tours on Saturday and Sunday, at 10:00, 11:00, noon, and 1:00 pm.
Monday’s eight tours are 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, noon, 12:30, 1.00, and 1.30 pm.
We will close our season with a huge Nevada Day Weekend event.
Friday, 29 October, six tours at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11.30, noon, 1:00 pm.
Saturday – Parade Day, 30 October, six tours at 11:30, noon, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:.00 pm.
Sunday, 31 October, eight tours at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, noon, 12:30, 1.00, and 1.30 pm.
Each tour will last approximately ninety minutes, led by knowledgeable guides with a “sweep” to keep each group of about 12 visitors, together.
The current price of the tour is $15.00. Until further notice, tickets will only be available through the on-line box office, and our system accepts a number of payment methods. No refunds are available at this time.
The web address for the box office is:
Nevada State Prison Preservation Society Tickets
Due to State of Nevada regulations, we must have a signed Assumption of Risk, Agreement, Release, and Waiver of Liability for each visitor, unless they are a current employee of the State of Nevada. Parents or legal guardians must sign one for their minor children. We have these forms available at check-in or for your convenience, you may download it and bring it with you.
ARRW Form, here.
We look forward to having you join us on one of our tours in the near future. This short video will whet your appetite to visit:
Nevada State Prison Tours Video
The Board of Directors
Nevada State Prison Preservation Society