Canada’s Penitentiary Museum

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Canada's Penitentiary Museum 

Built by convict labour 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! 

{NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the 'Kingston Pen Tours', please visit the St.Lawrence Parks Commission website at or contact or 1-800-437-2233}


555 King St. West (enter off Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. South)
OPEN: May & June, 9 am - 5 pm; July & Aug. 9 am - 6 pm; Sept. to Nov.3rd 9 am - 5 pm (NOTE: Last admission is 1 hour before closing. Please check main museum website for updates as hours are subject to change.)
Donations Accepted
(613) 530-3122
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