Welcome to the Old
Montana Prison. Bands of outlaws and vigilantes roamed the early
Montana Territory leaving a path of destruction and death. In an
attempt to tame the Wild West, a prison was established in Deer
Lodge in 1871. Constructed primarily with convict labor, the Old
Montana Prison was an active prison until 1979, when it was moved to
a new facility four miles west of town.
the self guided tour you can take when visiting the Old Prison Museum.
Click on the links to the right for further information about areas
within the prison.