Located in the Seodaemun Independence Park, Seodaemun Prison contains the underground prison cell where the young female patriot Yu Gwansun was incarcerated right after the March 1st Movement in 1919, only to be martyred there. The grounds are also home to observation towers, torture rooms, execution grounds, seven prison buildings and a history exhibition hall.
In celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the March 1st Movement, take time to visit Seodaemun Prison and pay your respects to the people who participated in Korea’s independence and pro-democracy movements.
Address: 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Closed: New Year’s Day, Seollal, Chuseok, and Mondays (if the Monday is a public holiday, then the next day is closed as well)
Admission: KRW 3,000 (adults) / KRW 1,500 (adolescents, soldiers) / KRW 1,000 (children) / Free (senior citizens aged 65 and older, children aged 6 and younger, persons with disabilities, patriots and veterans)