The prison site had been sold to the state in 1824 by former governor William King.
Pre-construction on the prison site began in August 2009.
The former prison site can at present be viewed by the public only from the outside.
A new 'flat-pack' wing was added to the prison site in October 2007.
The prison site remains a tourist attraction as of 2011.
The ruins of the prison site in the city now hold a memorial for Dávid.
When the state plan was announced, Horton leaders formed a nonprofit corporation to promote their town as a prison site.
Camp Hill was used as an additional prison site in the area until 2013 when it was closed.
The prison site was first established in 1799.
The prison site includes buildings and other exhibits from a frontier community of the late 19th century.