Abandoned York County Prison PA

If only the prison still looked like this photo!
Original York Jail Castle Pre 1906.

Original York Jail Castle 1853.

York County Prison

York County Prison Post 1906

The old prison looked to be secure, but I had no intentions of entering.  Well, perhaps if the gate had been open and the door unlocked….

The structure is fierce in nature, but nature is over-taking this stately building.  Any structure left unattended will eventually be consumed by Mother Nature.  The visual effects of this take-over are stunning.

York City 135

The photos from outside the prison are mine.  The ones from inside were done by http://www.scottfrederickphotoblog.com in 2012.

Click the first thumbnail to open the photo gallery.  Enjoy!  ~P.



  1. Elizabeth Eichelberger says:

    Do you know anyone to contact to possibly be allowed access to the prison? I’d love to do a photo shoot here. Great pictures!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Loved seeing your pictures, you can check out some of mine from inside the prison on https://www.instagram.com/shennelmedia/

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have a picture that I took today and there is a ghostly image of a child at the entrance of the prison. I believe it is Ivan Dudley, October 26, 1987 to June 24, 1995 who drowned chasing a ball.

Go ahead...take a swing. I'll duck and listen.

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