Doors Open Ontario

Peterborough County Jail Park Doors Open Peterborough


Peterborough County Jail Park

Experience the former county jail through a self-guided tour of the grounds. The first county jail opened in 1842 and operated until 2001. While the building is no longer standing, the Peterborough County Jail Park holds remainders of the structure, yard and cells for you to explore. Self-guided tour brochures will be available at the site.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

470 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario


Year built: 1842; 1864
Architect: Joseph Scobell; T.F. Nicholl
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peterborough County Jail Park 470 Water Street