Tour a Penitentiary – A Must-Do Kingston, Ontario, Attraction



One Kingston, Ontario, claim to fame is the fact it’s where lots of bad Canadians ended up. To wit, in Kingston Penitentiary, known as KP.

No inmates since it closed in 2013 so nowadays visitors can book a fascinating guided tour.

Stand in a prison cell on the range, march through the “big house,” visit the “hole” and meet former staffers who act as docents.

The KP tour is an unforgettable life lesson. And one more reason to visit Kingston.


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