Canada’s Penitentiary Museum

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Canada's Penitentiary Museum 

Built in 1873 as the Kingston Penitentiary Warden’s residence, “Cedarhedge” now houses Canada’s Penitentiary Museum.  Investigate the history of Canada’s federal penitentiaries. It’s time well spent!


555 King St. West (enter off Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. South)
OPEN: MAY 1 - AUG 31, Daily 9am-7pm; SEPT 1 - OCT 31 Daily 9am - 6pm. (PLEASE NOTE: Last admission to building is one hour before closing. Please check main museum website for updates.) CLOSED NOV. - APRIL
Donations Accepted
(613) 530-3122