Take a historic stroll through the jail all on your own!

This historic jail is overseen by the Licking County Governmental Preservation Society (LCGPS) which is tasked to restore the old jail and promote its history.

The building, which is notable for its castle like facade and roof turrets, was designed by J.W. Yost and opened its doors in 1889 and remained in operation until 1987.

We will be open for self guided tours throughout the jail during the all new 3-day event the “Downtown Summerfest”.


Thursday June 21st: 5pm-8pm
Friday June 22nd: 5pm-8pm
Saturday June 23rd: 12pm-4pm

Adults: $10
Children under 12: FREE

*Collectible merchandise also available for purchase onsite

*Cash, Credit and Debit Cards accepted


Visitors will be guided through the jail with nothing but a flashlight to light their paths. Hear the murder, mayhem, and ghost stories that aren’t discussed on any other tour type!

*Tickets are limited and available online only


Join us at this incredibly haunted historic location that has also been featured on The Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” in 2014 and the paranormal film, God Don’t Make the Laws”.  Also, in 2017 – Chad Lindberg of “The Fast and the Furious” deemed this jail extremely haunted as well!

Over the years, there has been much interest and discussion over some of the unexplained occurrences that have happened within the walls of this now desolate fortress.

Is this old jail haunted? We invite you to come see for yourself!


*Complimentary Historic Tour of the jail at the start of the event

*Free roam ghost hunt (not led by a guide)

*Must be 18

*Must bring your own equipment

*Only the 1st floor is wheelchair accessible

*Jail IS heated

*Public restrooms available within the jail

*More info coming soon!

Stay tuned….