Touring the Big House in Canon City

Article by Nancy Ward

Prison Museum – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

“Doing time” is no one’s goal in life, but the invitation to “Come do time with us” annually entices 20,000 people into the Colorado Territorial Prison Museum at Cañon City.

At the museum, 30 original cells are packed with reminders of the colorful history of Colorado, Cañon City, and 130 years of prison system “happenings.” There are first-hand tales of inmates and guards, and of life behind bars. Here, personal battles and riots come alive.

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