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Kingston Penitentiary

Stop 6


Kingston Penitentiary

The Trolley stops in historic Portsmouth Village, overlooking the Olympic harbor and the limestone walls of Kingston Penitentary. Take a walk through the village, or explore the Penitentiary museum.

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More About the Penitentiary

Explore the area surrounding the Kingston Penitentiary grounds or take a guided tour of the of the penitentiary and learn about the intense history regarding Canada’s oldest maximum security prison. Day-to-day life for guards and inmates, riots, escapes and many interesting stories for guests to hear!

Just a quick walk across from the Kingston Penitentiary is Canada’s Penitentiary Museum which is the former residence of the Kingston Penitentiary’s warden, which was also transformed into Correctional Service of Canada.

Featured Attractions

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
Canada’s award-winning Penitentiary Museum preserves and interprets the history of our federal penitentiaries.

Historic Portsmouth Village
Take a stroll through the historic Portsmouth Village and explore the Olympic Harbor with a beautiful walk along the water.

Portsmouth Tavern
Local pub often featuring live music.


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Route Stop 6

Kingston Penitentiary

  • Canada's Penitentiary Museum
  • Portsmouth Tavern
  • Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston (9-minute walk)
  • Historic Portsmouth Village

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