Historic Prison Tours Jackson Journeys LLC
Type: Tour Operator
Historic Prison Tours/Jackson Journeys LLC
Tour Michigan's First State Prison (1838-1934), now Armory Arts Village - a resident artists' community, listed: MSN's top-ten most unique buildings. Hear fascinating tales of history, inmates, punishments and reforms. Visit solitaries, artists' studios; an apartment, once 36 cells. Eat a delicious catered lunch;. Then,visit 7-Block (1934-2007), on the functioning Jackson State Correctional Facilities, where Robert DeNiro filmed "Stone." Hear about 7-Block during the Detroit Riots; the Purple Gang; a helicopter escape. "Better than Alcatraz!"
Member: Circle Michigan, Jackson CVBType of Tour Planner: Presenter Historic Prison Tours
Sell To: Group LeadersGeneral PublicThrough Travel Agents
- The tour is described above and can be combined with other exciting Jackson venues and seasonal events for either one-day or overnight stays. Other venues and events include The Ella Sharp Museum; The exquisite iconography at St. Demetirus Orthodox Church; The Dahlem Nature Conservancy; Ye Ole Carriage Shoppe (A history of Jackson-made carrriages and cars); StoryFest (Jackson's annual storytelling festival); Shakespeare Festival; Hot Air Balloon Festival; Civil War Muster.
- Jackson Overnight Combination Tours