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West Virginia Penitentiary

Virtual Tours

There are two addresses that you may enter into your GPS:

The North Gate Entrance:
901 8th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041

The Front of the Facility:
818 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041

Additional Information

Parking is on-street in the neighborhood around the facility. There is additional parking behind the facility during the Mock Prison Riot only.

The Mock Prison Riot is held at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, a small city in Marshall County, West Virginia, and is situated on the Ohio River along State Route 2. The decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary is a 150-year-old imposing, gothic structure that will absolutely amaze you the first time you see it and every time thereafter. The facility is located on 12 acres in the heart of a residential neighborhood and takes up an entire city block, with on-street Parking all around the facility.

Please note that Mock Prison Riot attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

We are deeply appreciative to the residents of Moundsville, Marshall County, Wheeling, St. Clairsville, and the Upper Ohio Valley for welcoming our Mock Prison Riot attendees and making them feel at home while they are here.

Air Travel

The closest airport to our venue is Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA.

If you are traveling by air, the closest major airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport which is about a one-hour drive from the Wheeling / St. Clairsville / Moundsville area. You may arrange transportation via any of the rental car agencies located on terminal at Pittsburgh International or by calling our local transport service, Airport Limousine (a Veteran-owned business) at 304.232.1175 or toll free at 800.326.2907.