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North America's Smallest Jailhousein-person Doors Open Hastings County


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
North America's Smallest Jailhouse

Built in 1898, this jail measures only 4.8 metres by 6 metres (15.7 feet by 19.7 feet). It originally held three cells and a lobby area and operated for 50 years before closing due to a lack of local crime. Although today the jail is used as a visitor information centre, you can still get your picture taken behind bars!


Year built: 1898
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmark

Dates/hours open

Oct 08, 10:00am - Oct 08, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.