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Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Yuma Territorial Prison

What a great piece of history to experience.If you are in Yuma its a must see

Reviewed 1 June 2012
Pete F
Brisbane, Australia
Great Piece of History

This is an excellent museum. Actual prison is semi-restored, and visitors can enter the actual... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2012
Kevan L
Tampa, Florida
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On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Today at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
220 N Prison Hill Rd, Interstate 8 at Giss Parkway, Yuma, AZ 85364-2307
+1 928-783-4771
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 April 2004

The description that only ruins are left is very misleading. The prison is very fascinating with actual jail cells and bunks that you can go into. It is very well kept. Also very spooky is the dark cell where they put prisoners in isolation. This...More

11  Thank Wander15752
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

The cost of admission is $6. If you get a Yuma AZ brochure, there is a coupon for $1 off on the back. I thought the history of the prison was very interesting. The historic park is not that big...took us about 40 minutes to...More

3  Thank mreszka14
Ann-Jeanette M, Public Relations Manager at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for the visit to Yuma and our park; we appreciate!

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Reviewed 1 June 2012

What a great piece of history to experience.If you are in Yuma its a must see

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 31 May 2012

This is an excellent museum. Actual prison is semi-restored, and visitors can enter the actual cells. Displays are interesting, but not too busy. Clean area, beautiful view, and inexpensive to visit. You can spend 60 minutes and get the full experience.

Thank Kevan L
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Full of history, hard to believe you can walk the grounds where so many paid their dues. Several fun photo opts, just use your imagination and be bad :-)

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Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

we went about year ago and its was pretty intresting 5$ adults idk bout kids price but it was less the adults and take sunblock!

Thank Mrs_vasquezz
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We enjoy visiting historical sites. I visited the prison many years ago as a child. I have taken my daughters there twice now, and we've enjoyed it each time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, not just of the prison, but the surrounding area. The...More

Thank Santeebratsmom
Reviewed 5 May 2012

If you are into history about prison's and what happened in the 1800's you should check out the Territorial Prison. I thought that it was very interesting and very informational. So if you are around that area and would like to listen to some intreasting...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Took a group of 40 - they weren't that interested in going to the prison, in the end, they are still talking about it and found it fascinating. Thank you Az State Parks!

Thank Jena M
Reviewed 30 April 2012

This historic site is very fascinating and interesting. The museum displays are nicely done with lots of info about the prisoners and prison conditions. You can take your own mug shot with some prison garb!

Thank SunPilgrim
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Museum was interesting and informative. Too bad so much of the prison has been torn down.

Thank sdgalMesa
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is a great place to sepnd the afternoon. We visited in March and found the prison to be very interesting and educational. There are several exhibits and buildings to tour as well as a graveyard where prisoners are buried. It was very interesting to...More

Thank peachy1960
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Caryl M
26 July 2017|
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Response from brendab1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can use a cane or wheelchair It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm It was $6 admission when I was there in February
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Response from robertonsamantham | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at the Prison but there are many options within Yuma. My favorite restaurant is mariscosmarazul com.
27 April 2016|
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Response from Roy L | Reviewed this property |
If you're really clever, just don't pay and you will be given free room & board for 3 nights!