Department of Corrections
Kentucky State Penitentiary Museum Grand Opening
The Kentucky State Penitentiary is proud to announce the completion of the penitentiary’s new museum. The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremonies on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST. If you ever wanted a glimpse into the Castle on the Cumberland (Kentucky State Penitentiary), now is your opportunity. You will be able to travel through time from the construction of the prison to a live virtual tour of present time. You will then be given the opportunity to purchase a little piece of history from the museum gift shop. Following the grand opening, the museum will be open to the public by appointment at (270) 388-2211 ext. 302.