The Original Jackson Historic Prison Tours
On the Original Jackson Historic Prison tour, enjoy lively, interactive stories of inmates past and present, prison lore and more. Walk inside the massive walls as bygone prisoners, guards, and wardens come alive with tales of corruption, mayhem, punishments and relief.
THE FIRST DEGREE is the full tour. It lasts approximately 4-5 hours with lunch. Jackson Journeys is flexible and can work time-wise with your schedule.
THE SECOND DEGREE is a tour for those with time constrictions. Groups can tour through Michigan’s First State Prison only. This tour does not include lunch. It lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Jackson Journeys LLC is happy to arrange an itinerary for you both in Jackson and en route to and from Jackson. Jackson Journeys offers combination tours such as:
FROM PRISON TO PARADISE
After the Prison tour, you drive ten minutes to a Jackson gem -- St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, with its utterly exquisite iconography, wood carving, delightful tour by Father Dusan, topped with “divine” homemade Baklava and coffee. This makes a perfect “all-day” journey to Jackson.
YOU MAY ALSO STAY OVERNIGHT
After this full- day tour, go to your hotel, eat dinner at a local Jackson Restaurant, and let your dessert be a concert of your choice at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall, where you can choose from 12 small musical ensembles including Jazz, Chamber Music, Country-Western, Eastern European (Klezmer), and several more.
THE NEXT DAY JACKSON JOURNEYS WILL BOOK OTHER VENUES IN JACKSON, such as a tour of Michigan International Speedway, Dahlem Nature Conservancy, Ye Ole Carriage Shop, Sparks Park & The Cascades musical waterfalls, and more. As you travel onward – east, west, south or north, Jackson Journeys can arrange your itinerary.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TOURS. Check out HistoricPrisonTours.com for further information about price, menu, FAQ’s and to read the outstanding testimonials about the tour, created by founder/director Judy Gail Krasnow and her company, Jackson Journeys LLC.