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Interesting presentation of Ontario's last executions etc

What stands out here is the quality of the story-telling. You may have visited old prisons before... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
Read the plaques

Beside each cell is a plaque describing an internee. You will be surprised at the punishments... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
john B
Toronto, Canada
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All reviews governor's house self guided tour interesting place interesting stories old jail piece of history takes about an hour two hours great history huron county men and women small cells holding cells back in the day actors playing thursday evening cell blocks
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

What stands out here is the quality of the story-telling. You may have visited old prisons before, but at this one we are presented with the stories of the people incarcerated here and folks who looked after them. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank VinnyGrette
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

There were no guided tours. Instead, you got this little electronic tour guide to show you the way. The upstairs was under renovation and therefore we weren’t allowed up there. It was definitely a blast from the past. I’ve driven past this place many times...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kelly G
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Beside each cell is a plaque describing an internee. You will be surprised at the punishments meted out.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

A different museum to visit, well displayed and restored county jail. Hand held speakers that explain each room great, an interesting look into jail life.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Make sure you look for all the starting times when you book online. We thought we had missed our chance but just needed to wait for the next start time 15 minutes later. You are free to wander through all the open parts and let...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NeilP451
Reviewed August 20, 2018

There is so much to see, I loved the shape of the building and the fact that they are keeping the historic building, History is important even if we don't agree with the way the past was

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I thought the jail would be really interesting for my boys (ages 13 & 15). We visited on one of the interactive evenings when locals role-played as jail staff and inmates. But unfortunately my teens weren't interested in engaging any of the "actors" in conversation....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We went to the behind the bars tour and really enjoyed it! It is a self guided tour where you meet different people that tell you their stories and why they are there. We loved the characters and stories that brought us back in time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tutina68
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

In a quiet town, this was a real treat. Local citizens guided a tour in costume and theme. We began entering a cell block where we were met by an inmate who served time for theft. He was imprisoned in 1875. We moved to he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank dwcchog
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see a place like that and be informed of the total cost that had happened before it made me think about the situation they had in the past

Date of experience: August 2018
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James B
March 2, 2017|
Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't remember seeing any Linens on our tour, Sept/2016.