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January 8, 2024

After racing through the Pen on Tuesday, join us on Wednesday afternoon for a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Pen to learn about the long history, infamous inmates and amazing escapes that made this maximum-security institution notorious!

The Kingston Penitentiary, constructed in 1833-34, housed inmates continuously from 1835 to 2013, and is now a popular attraction with visitors to Kingston. The Pen covers over 21 acres on the shore of Lake Ontario. At the beginning, cells measured 2.4ft (0.73m) wide by 8ft (2.4m) deep by 6.7ft (2m) high and the site was surrounded by a 12ft (3.6m) high wooden picket fence. Even though the facilities were periodically expanded and upgraded, the bleak living conditions led to three major riots and several amazing escapes over the years. Many of Canada's most notorious inmates have been held at Kingston Penitentiary. Join us on a special guided tour for NAOC participants to learn their stories.

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Time: Guided Tours from 4 to 7pm (approximately)

Duration: 90 minutes each

Size: ~20 in each tour group

Cost: $38 per person (sorry, same cost for adults and youth)

Tickets: Advance sales only. Tickets can be ordered on the NAOC-COC event registration page.

Kingston Pen Tour

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