Angola Museum at Louisiana State Penitentiary


17544 Tunica Trace
Angola LA 70712

Angola, once known as "America's Bloodiest Prison," is the largest maximum security prison in the nation. The Angola Museum is the only museum located within an active maximum security prison. Home to twenty-one exhibits, including Louisiana's electric chair, a visit through the Angola Museum offers a glimpse into the volatility of the past and potential for the future.

Exhibiting 130 yrs of prison life. Film sites of 'Dead Man Walking,' 'Monster's Ball,' 'The Farm' & 'Wildest Show in the South.'

Prison Rodeo annually every Sunday in October, and every third Saturday and Sunday in April.


General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
Type of Museum
  • Historical Museum