Découvrez une prison de Chicago vue dans des films

Joliet, Illinois, États-Unis

Expérience organisée par Kelli

  1. 2 heures
  2. Proposée en Anglais

Au programme

Located about 45 miles outside Chicago, Old Joliet Prison has served for years as an Illinois state penitentiary and a movie set. Learn more about the prison's double histories on this two-hour (mostly) outdoor walking tour.

On the 1.25-mile guided tour, wander through the former correctional center's barbed-wire gates and imposing 19th-century fortress-style walls. While inside, experience firsthand the prison's sally ports, cellblocks, chapel, cafeteria, yard, and solitary confinement.

Finally, take a seat in the darkened gymnasium to hear about Hollywood's century-long relationship with Old Joliet Prison, including cinema's role in Illinois prison reform.

Movies and TV series you'll consider on this tour:

・Ghost Adventures (2019)
・Empire (2015-20)
・Public Enemies (2009)
・Prison Break (2005-09)
・The Blues Brothers (1980)
・White Heat (1949) and more!
Located about 45 miles outside Chicago, Old Joliet Prison has served for years as an Illinois state penitentiary and a movie set. Learn more about the prison's double histories on this two-hour (mostly) outdoor walking tour.

On the 1.25-mile guided tour, wander through the former correctional center's barbed-wire gates and imposing 19th-century fortress-style walls. While inside, experience firsthand the prison's sally ports, cellblock…

Faites connaissance avec votre hôte, Kelli

Hôte sur Airbnb depuis 2019
  • 11 commentaires
  • Identité vérifiée
Hi. I’m Kelli, a public speaker, tour guide, and educator who helps visitors and residents discover Chicago through film.

Before starting Chicago Movie Tours, I spent more than a decade as a professor of film studies. Now, I take my expertise and love of teaching beyond the traditional classroom and into real-world settings.

I hold a Ph.D. in Humanities, an M.A. in English, and a B.A. in English, with minors in history and French.
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Le lieu

Built in the Gothic architectural style, it’s easy to see why Old Joliet Prison impressed people when it opened in 1858. But within 20 years, the correctional center was filled well past capacity, leading to unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Although people continually called for its closure, the prison housed offenders until the 21st century—including fictional inmates from several movies and television shows.

Évaluation de 5,0 sur 5 sur la base de 11 commentaires.

Jane
novembre 2019
What a special visit! Great presentation! Hosts were excellent—knowledgeable and informative! Would’ve loved to be able to enter a cell or walk down the prison corridor, but understand that wasn’t possible due to unsafe structural conditions. I hope they are able to rehab the vandalized buildings for historical purposes and future tours.
Kaylee
novembre 2019
A really great blend of Atlas Obscura and the local history museum! Kelli did her research (LOVED the bit in her presentation about the movies that were actually NOT filmed there...), and the guide for the walking tour portion was super knowledgeable about the grounds and history.
Jennifer
octobre 2019
This was a really interesting tour. I took my kids, ages 10 and 13, and they loved it as well. The stories, fun facts, and novelty of the location kept their attention for the full two hours.
Elizabeth
octobre 2019
This was a fascinating look at a part of Chicago/Joliet history that I knew next to nothing about. I enjoyed learning about both the prison history and the film history.
Laurie
novembre 2019
Great experience. The tour was excellent. Very informative, and unique.

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