Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show

The 2018 Annual Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will be held June 8-10, 2018 at the Moundsville Center Building in the historic tourist attraction, the former West Virginia Penitentiary, located at 901 Eighth Street, Moundsville, WV. Joining us again are dealers from the Imperial Glass Club as well as dealers from the Moon and Stars Club. The show gets bigger and better every year with hundreds of collectors from across the United States gathering in Moundsville, WV to visit the museum, attend the glass show and auction. The convention this year will feature Cuttings by the Fostoria Glass Company. For more information, please contact The Fostoria Glass Museum at 304-845-9188.

Penitentiary Photography Tour

$100/person Photography License Agreement available Introducing West Virginia Penitentiary’s Photography Tour! This is not a guided tour, you will be roaming at your own pace and leisure after a brief walk-through. The gate will be opened approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour time for check-in. Each photographer is responsible for their own equipment, and is required to sign a waiver/agreement upon check-in. June, July, and August you will be sharing the facility with tour groups. We ask that you refrain from blocking doors and pathways, and keep the floor clear of equipment that may cause a hazard to guests. During your photography tour, you will be allowed access to areas that are not accessible to the public on a regular basis. The areas that are available during a photography tour are as follows: (a map is available upon request) The Sugar Shack The Boiler Room The Infirmary The Psych Ward North and South recreation yards North Hall and New Wall (cell blocks) Visitation Kitchen and Cafeteria You do not have to be a professional photographer to take advantage of this opportunity. We welcome professionals, amateurs, artists, and everyone in between! You may bring drinks and snacks, NO ALCOHOL. Please pick up and dispose of your mess. There is no heat or air conditioning throughout our facility. The building will be extremely HOT in the summer and extremely COLD in the winter. Please dress according to the weather! We will NOT postpone due to rain, this is a rain-or-shine event. Tickets are Non-Refundable and MUST be purchased online. Online ticket sales end at 9:00pm EST the evening before a scheduled photography tour to notify staff to be on hand. *We offer a Group Rate for schools and students. *Special pricing for filming Please call 304-845-6200 for Pricing and Details.

Penitentiary Ghost Adventures

Want to see what it is REALLY like to spend the night in prison – but with no living residents…..Book your Saturday night with us for Ghost Adventures! Tour the facility with a guide for a 90-minute guided tour, and then roam the halls on your own. See who you can find “living” in the Sugar Shack or North Hall, look for patients in the psych ward, or try to sit in a cell – we dare you! Bring a friend, bring all your friends or come by yourself! We require that each person respect the facility and other investigators attending the event. 18 and older.

Twilight Penitentiary Tours

7pm – 10pm $30/person 13 and older Come spend the twilight hours with us, and get a THRILL of a lifetime!! You will receive a 90-minute guided tour full of historic and paranormal information, and then have an opportunity to roam the halls on your own.