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Come and visit the oldest jail in Ontario and the second oldest jail in Canada. The L'Orignal Old Jail is a unique tourist attraction in eastern Ontario. Open to the public since June 2007, the historic building motivates people from the surrounding...more
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1023 Rue Queen, L'Orignal, Hawkesbury, Ontario K0B 1K0, Canada
Located in a historic building where the last hanging in Canada occurred, the museum is curated by volunteers with a love for the town and its history. Guided tours are offered in summer months. Special events are offered throughout the year.
The prison was easy to find and though there was a fake prison break going on, we were greeted by Sophie who was very friendly, bilingual, patient and extremely knowledgeable. We were also greeted by a lady who worked there and her 9yo daughter Eva...More
It is a little bit out of the way either driving from Ottawa or from Montreal, but if you are in the area you should pay a visit. The cost is cheap and the guided tour is great. You get a lot of information regarding...More
From 1825-1998 this jail was in operation as the only Francophone correctional centre in Ontario. The tour lasts between 30-45 minutes, you are taken through the intake process, the visitor room, viewing of the solitary confinement cell, the cell for women which was later changed...More
This small museum gives history of not only the prison and courthouse, but culture and life in general, putting broader historical moments into context with a view of local and regular people.
Good value and great for a short activity for people of all ages....More
Great museum to visit if travelling through hawksbury in a little town just west called L'Orignal. Kids had alot of questions as this jail was different than the ones they visited before like in Cornwall and Kingston.
We wont give it away but if you...More
A piece of History but, a necessity just the same in a rural community. Well restored with some interesting tid bits about people who once occupied the cells.Interesting to see where the old gallows were, the small cells and where the prisnors ate. Still local...More
Interesting visit..staff was informative..they have French and English tours...we waited for an English tour time...when it was time the other visitors were French...the tour guide asked us if we would mind to do the tour in French...I said we had waited specifically for an English...More
Hi! Those are the admissions fees to visit the jail :)
Seniors (65+) $5
Children (5 – 12) $3
*2 adults + children
Thank you for your interest, The l'Orignal Old Jail Summer Team