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Cedarhedge 150th Anniversary Puzzle!

New in stock for #cedarhedge150: a special postcard that allows visitors to construct their own Cedarhedge at home. Designed by one of our Museum volunteers, Bill James. He has written special instructions provided with every purchase of the postcard and online here: https://www.penitentiarymuseum.ca/…/cedarhedge-puzzle////Nouveau en stock pour #cedarhedge150 : une carte postale spéciale qui permet aux […]

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Opening May 1, 2023

Mark your calendars and help celebrate #cedarhedge150 with us! Canada’s Penitentiary Museum is open for the season on May 1, 2023. We open at 9am and last admission is 3:30pm. We will be open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday. For more information, visit penitentiarymuseum.ca or phone 613-530-3122. ///// Marquez vos calendriers et aidez-nous à célébrer #cedarhedge150!

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Cedarhedge150

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum will be celebrating #Cedarhedge150 this summer. On August 28, 1873, Warden John Creighton and his family moved into Cedarhedge, the new official warden’s residence of Kingston Penitentiary, now the home of the Museum. Built entirely by prison labour of local limestone with accents of Ohio sandstone, Cedarhedge took its name from the extensive cedar

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Canada’s Penitentiary Museum Is Hiring! / Le Musée pénitentiaire du Canada embauche!

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum, located in the old Warden’s residence of Kingston Penitentiary, is looking for interested applicants for the summer season (May 1 to September 4). The Museum chronicles the history of the federal correctional system in Canada, with several floors devoted to different aspects of that long history, from escapes to contraband to inmate

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Hospitality & Tourism Award – 26th Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum is very pleased to announce that we were awarded the Hospitality & Tourism Award on Sept. 22, 2022, at the 26th Kingston Business Excellence Awards organized by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. It’s a great honour to have been nominated and our curator, Dave St. Onge, was able to attend the

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Canada’s Penitentiary Museum Is Re-Opening / Le Musée pénitentiaire du Canada rouvre ses portes

On May 21, 2022, the museum will reopen to visitors and other groups for the first time in two years of pandemic. The Museum will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. To ensure a safe experience for everyone visiting, masks will be strongly recommended for visitors. All our staff and volunteers

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