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.
- Partial wheelchair access
- French services available
- Self-guided tours available
Contact info555 King Street West at Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.
ArchitectureYear built: 1873
Architect: Henry Horsey
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum
Dates/hours openSaturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.