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Canada's Penitentiary Museum Doors Open Kingston

Canada's Penitentiary Museum

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum is housed in Cedarhedge, once the residence of a Kingston Penitentiary warden. Built by convicts using local limestone, with Ohio sandstone accents, this home was first occupied in 1873 (it ceased to be the warden’s residence in 1933). Eight rooms of the house have been converted into galleries that depict the history of Canada’s federal correctional system.

Tell us your story about this site

  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

555 King Street West at Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-530-3122
Email: Dave.Stonge@CSC-SCC.GC.CA


Year built: 1873
Architect: Henry Horsey
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada's Penitentiary Museum 555 King Street West at Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.