Kingston Pen Architectural Tour


Dive deep into the early history of the buildings, the architects and planners responsible for drafting and building the institution, and the design philosophy of Canada’s oldest Penitentiary. A balanced blend of the architectural integrity and stylistic inclusions will be shared throughout this 1.5-hour tour, with opportunities to photograph the magnificent exterior and interior constructions.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time as early access will not be granted. Guests will be required to wear masks, follow physical distancing, safety protocols and to stay with their guides.

Guests should be prepared for the tour by wearing appropriate footwear for indoor, outdoor and uneven surfaces and are encouraged to bring an umbrella if desired for protection from rain or sun. Tour routes cover indoor and outdoor spaces and operate in a variety of weather conditions.  Please be prepared for conditions on the day of your tour.

Guests are asked to postpone their visit if they have developed symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, or have arrived in Canada within 14 days of their planned visit.

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    560 King Street West, Kingston Ontario, K7L 4V7

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