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“Very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canada's Penitentiary Museum

Canada's Penitentiary Museum
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US$399.17*
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Ranked #1 of 93 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.
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“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Free entry (donations accepted), free parking, great content. The only downside is that you can read absolutely everything and probably be done in under an hour an a half. A casual visit would probably be about an hour long.

Visited August 2014
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Cambridge, Canada
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“Its a must see when in Kingston.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This museum is amazing and very interesting and the staff are very knowledgeable its defiantly a must see if you have a chance when in Kingston.

Visited August 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is a great look into the Correctional Service history of our country. Awesome display of well preserved objects. Although the museum is small it has a lot of very interesting things. Was lucky enough to meet a retired CO that worked at Kingston Pen (it is directly across the street). He volunteers twice a week to give visitors his experiences while working at K.P. We had a wonderful and interesting conversation about K.P. If this is the sort of thing that interests you then you will love this. No admission charge for the Museum but give a donation so that they may maintain this great piece of history.

Visited August 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting .....worth visiting!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We visited the museum and were surprised at how much there is to see.
There are so many exhibits to look at and so many interesting facts detailing how inmates lived and were treated.
The museum itself is a beautiful building.
We visited with our teenage son and his friend and all of us enjoyed it even more than we were expecting.

I definitely recommend visiting.

Visited August 2014
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kingston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“sounds odd but one a must see in kingston”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This small museum is a great place to go for 45 min or so. Has a bunch of cool stuff from inmate weapons to how they have escaped over the years. Even shows you how the cells have changed over the years.

By donation so pay what you think it is worth

Visited November 2013
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