Michigan's Prison Museum
As Close To Prison As You Ever Want To Get
Located on active prison grounds, Cell Block 7 offers visitors a unique museum experience. You won’t have to imagine prison life; you’ll feel it as you inhabit the same cells and walk the same corridors as some of Michigan’s most hardened criminals. At Cell Block 7 you can learn about Jackson’s prison history and see what it’s like to spend some time on the inside.
Cooper Street Construction Warning
For those looking to visit us from I-94, please be advised that the Cooper Street exit 139 will be out of commission for a few months. Please make use of the Elm Street and US-127 exits. You can then travel on Parnall Road until you reach Cooper Street.
Please visit the website below for more construction information:
Cell Block 7 staff will be offering guided tours of the museum. Tours will be offered at 10:30am & 2:00pm and are expected to last between 40-60 minutes.
Tours are included in the admission price and no reservations are needed. As long as one person has interest, the tour will go on!
The tour will cover: a brief history of Jackson's Prisons, CB7's role as part of the Reception & Guidance Center for the MDOC, Jackson prisons today, and more!
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