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“Kingston Penitentiary Museum”

Canada's Penitentiary Museum
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US$26.13*
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Ranked #1 of 96 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.
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kingston Penitentiary Museum”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Very Informative, really interesting, brings the history alive. Friendly staff. Fun gift shop items for souvenirs.

Visited May 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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“Correctional Museum”
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 ..

Visited April 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“too bad the real prison side is closed”
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

Visited May 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
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“walking tour”
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

Visited September 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Prison Museum”
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.

Visited August 2013
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