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Historic SDG Jail

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Super interesting

This tour was so interesting. It was cool to see how the prison ran in the old days. Some of it was... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Amazing and a little creepy lol!

I came here and went for a tour as i explored the jail for the first time it was fun! U can go in... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Cornwall, Canada
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PLEASE NOTE - The Historic SDG Jail is closed for the season. We will reopen in May of 2019. Built in 1833/34, the jail operated until 2002 when the Ministry of Correctional Services closed the facility in favour of newer, larger facilities in major...more
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11 Water St W, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 1A1, Canada
+1 613-935-4891
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is not a decent place to visit. It is no joke to fool around with the spirit world. It can damage you emotionally and spiritually. Do not go there. This place is creepy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kareen. k
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This tour was so interesting. It was cool to see how the prison ran in the old days. Some of it was pretty barbaric for the inmates and staff. Our guide gave some really cool insight into life for the guards and prisoners in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peteb99
Reviewed August 25, 2018

I came here and went for a tour as i explored the jail for the first time it was fun! U can go in cells and see the spookyy things they whrote on the wall and the poor looking toilets that prisoners had to use!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Genevievebissonnette
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Be sure to take your kids to this jail. Everything is authentic and the cells alone should stop them complaining about having to share a room.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HCandDB
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We decided to try the tour, despite having some knowledge of the site, and we're so glad we did. Tip for locals....get a 'free' pass from your local library! They are not in demand, and you can cover the cost for 2 adults and 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Bring your kids.... Then go to St. Lawrence College and ask them which one they choose!! A rare look at the "inside". Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ottawa_or_burst
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This was an unexpected but memorable outing. The price is incredibly affordable (10$/adult)....and the experience is great. Upon arrival, we were greeted very warmly and the guide (for the life of me I cannot remember his name, but he was so welcoming!). Much information is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jenny F
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Called in as we were passing on our honeymoon road trip and we were glad that we did. Arrived at 10am to be greeted by friendly staff that were eager to show us around. At $10 for an adult ticket we were very impressed by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SianiWms
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Sun. afternoon in Cornwall looking for something to do: we came across the Jail, so in we went to take a tour only to find out the tours don't run on the weekend but the Escape Room " is available,, so exciting what a great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank velma2k
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Best deal we've had for the money, for the afternoon, on a whim. Totally loved the idea, and the characters involved, specially "The Janitor". Staff very accommodating, friendly and mysterious!. Thanks for the info on surrounding sights to see and eat!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Destiny-Ann D
September 15, 2018|
Response from SianiWms | Reviewed this property |
Adults $10 not sure childrens price. Well worth the entrance fee.
March 13, 2017|
Response from Don S | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Unlike last year, the Jail will not re-open for the March Break. Please plan to visit during the coming Summer Season.
Christine M
July 9, 2015|
Response from Don S | Property representative |
The 2016 Summer Hours are Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. until September 11. Weekdays are only by special pre-arrangement for groups (schools, camps, etc.)