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“Correctional Museum”

Canada's Penitentiary Museum
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US$414.37*
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Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Kingston
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Housed in the former Warden's residence of Kingston Penitentiary, the museum offers a wide range of exhibits of artifacts from across Canada's federal Correctional system. Admission is by donation.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Dave St Onge is the well versed and knowledgeable curator of this museum. He takes ownership of his duties and oversees the operation of the museum with a personal touch ..

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"kingston pen"
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"across the street"
in 65 reviews
"torture devices"
in 10 reviews
"confiscated weapons"
in 9 reviews
"prison guard"
in 9 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"prison life"
in 31 reviews
"escape attempts"
in 14 reviews
"donation box"
in 11 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 26 reviews
"self guided"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"old house"
in 10 reviews
"premium tour"
in 15 reviews
"answer questions"
in 11 reviews
"excellent tour"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

we went there to see the prison side; but it's closed ! no tours, nothing! just a museum with pictures and artifacts, c'mon! at least they did not charge admissions and we donated a bit

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

this was quite enjoyable with lots of descriptive scenes to stir the imagination. ...some factual history as well. an easy walk conducted by Queens students in the black hooded garb with a lantern for effect. Well done

Thank jonikingston
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

What a great place to visit. Prison life seems real here. It's free but they accept donations at the door.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

All the history that has happened in our midst, while working and living in Kingston, a true piece of History

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