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Canada's Penitentiary Museum

Alternate Name OCR
Legal Name Correctional Service of Canada Museum
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kingston
Address & Map
555 King St W
Kingston, ON K7L 4V7
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Intersection Sir John A Macdonald Blvd and King St W
Mailing Address c/o Penitentiary Museum 
PO Box 1174 
443 Union St W 
Kingston, ON K7L 4Y8
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Physical Access Partially Accessible - only 1st floor accessible by ramp ; Interactive computer offers tour of second floor
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Historical museum * housed in a limestone building constructed in 1873 by inmates from the Kingston Penitentiary * contains numerous interesting artifacts and records of life inside Canada's prisons * offers self-guided tours * staff available to answer questions
Hours May-Jun: Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm * Jul-Aug: Mon-Sun 9 am-6 pm * Sep-Nov 3rd: Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kingston
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Advanced notice for parties of six or more is requested
Languages English ; French - upon request
Fees Donation - gratefully accepted; all funds used to further develop the museum ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - cash, cheque (payable to the Friends of the Penitentiary Museum Inc.)
Service Categories Museums
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-530-3122
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive David St. Onge, Curator
Alternate Executive Connie Cookman; Phone: 613-547-7510
Other Details
Established 1964
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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