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Kingston Penitentiary Tours

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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting tour. The limestone buildings are magnificent. I think the best part of the tour are the stories the retired guards tell about their time working at Kingston Penitentiary.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dmacdonald06
Reviewed yesterday

It seems a bit 'wrong' somehow to be touring the notorious Kingston Pen. A place of so much misery. But the guides were amazing and I have to admit I have always wanted to see what it was like behind those walls! Highly recommend the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank grapefruits
Reviewed yesterday

It is a very popular attraction and tickets much be purchased online, well in advance. The price is reasonable, the tours methodical and well-paced. There is a lot of walking and a few stairs, so not all that accessible.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour guide was well versed and full of great trivia knowledge of the site as well. Being able to walk the halls and even step in to the cells makes one feel the way it would have been for real.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KathiC65
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a very interesting tour to attend yet because of the recent closing date of the penitentiary, I felt that the tour had not yet ironed out all of the content and tour plans. It was very informative but I feel that some parts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Extremely interesting. Well done with guides. Very much like Alcatraz in Northern California. Great cash cow for the city of Kingston . Would take another tour someday

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shirleybarber1938
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I found it fascinating to see the old pen and hear the stories. What a fabulous location for filming movies - I hope the City of Kingston pursues this.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 19 November 2018

A very interesting and unique experience. Something you can't see everyday! We learned a lot on the tour and really appreciated the interest the tour guide took in his job. Loved the input from ex-guards and employees along the way. It provided a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank heatherandariam
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had been trying to get tickets for a long time. We visited the museum first and got a great tour with Steven, he was so knowledgable and had great interesting facts. Then we headed to the pen tour. It was so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank langloisallen
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Highly recommend - great tour! This was particularly a good tour for a young teen but very much enjoyed by all ages (adult).

Date of experience: December 2017
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Kerry A
5 September 2018|
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Response from 481sunset | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did several times, these tours are not to glorify prisons but to recognize mistakes made in the system and rectify . Hopefully money goes back into correctional system to improve .
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660andrec
20 July 2018|
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I never ch caked that out but I am certain they can do something for you as they were very willing to help at the fro t counter!
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Lynette J
8 July 2018|
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Response from Robin S | Reviewed this property |
Online is the best option as it sells out quick. If you like taking your chances they can be purchased on site.
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