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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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Extended Tour

This 2.5-hour tour covers the Standard Tour content as well as a more in-depth look behind the walls exploring the history of Kingston Penitentiary and Regional Treatment Centre.  Discover more of the site and hear about the history of additional areas, such as the hospital, gymnasium, and school.  With smaller group sizes the Extended Tour provides greater opportunity to connect with retired corrections staff and tour guides. This tour is designed for a mature audience and recommended for guests of 12 years of age and up. Those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. If a child 11 and under must attend the tour, please make a note in the special requirements field below. 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Film Tour

The 1.5-hour Kingston Pen Film Tour explores the history of filmmaking in Kingston with a specific focus on films made at Kingston Penitentiary. Guests will visit various areas of the site and learn about how they were used in film, the different productions that filmed here, and about how these films were made. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Standard Tour

Step inside the walls of Canada’s oldest penitentiary and explore the living and working areas, some dating back to the 1830s.  Hear the personalized accounts from former staff and learn about the history and the daily routines, including stories of escapes, riots and everything in between on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Every guest must have a ticket including children 0-4. Those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Visite guidée du Pénitencier de Kingston en Français

Entrez à l’intérieur du plus ancien pénitencier au Canada et venez explorer les endroits, dont quelques-uns datant des années 1830, où vivaient et travaillaient les détenus. Écoutez des anecdotes personnelles des anciens employés du Système correctionnel du Canada tout en apprenant la routine quotidienne des détenus et des employés et en entendant des récits d’évasions, d’émeutes et plusieurs autres sujets pendant cette visite guidée d’une durée de 1h30. Veuillez noter que les anciens employés du Système correctionel du Canada ne parlent pas français. Par contre, pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas l'anglais, votre guide touristique vous fournira sa propre traduction en français. Tous les visiteurs doivent avoir un billet, même les enfants âgés de 0 à 4 ans. Ceux âgés de 17 ans et moins doivent être accompagnés par un adulte. Veuillez s'il-vous-plaît arriver 15 minutes avant le début de votre visite guidée. Les visiteurs devront porter un masque, suivre les mesures de distanciation sociale ainsi que les protocoles de sécurité et devront rester avec leur guide en tout temps. Les visiteurs devront se préparer pour la visite en portant des chaussures confortables pour des marches de longues durées à l'intérieur et à l'exterieur, et devront apporter un parapluie s'ils veulent se protéger contre la pluie ou le soleil. Les visites se font en partie à l'extérieur et à l'intérieur dans les temps ensolleillés et pluviales. Veuillez noter que les billets sont non-remboursables. Si vous ne pouvez plus assister à votre visite, vous devez soumettre une demande de changement de billet au moins 72 heures avant l'heure prévue de votre visite - parks.on.ca/contact

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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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Extended Tour

This 2.5-hour tour covers the Standard Tour content as well as a more in-depth look behind the walls exploring the history of Kingston Penitentiary and Regional Treatment Centre.  Discover more of the site and hear about the history of additional areas, such as the hospital, gymnasium, and school.  With smaller group sizes the Extended Tour provides greater opportunity to connect with retired corrections staff and tour guides. This tour is designed for a mature audience and recommended for guests of 12 years of age and up. Those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. If a child 11 and under must attend the tour, please make a note in the special requirements field below. 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Film Tour

The 1.5-hour Kingston Pen Film Tour explores the history of filmmaking in Kingston with a specific focus on films made at Kingston Penitentiary. Guests will visit various areas of the site and learn about how they were used in film, the different productions that filmed here, and about how these films were made. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

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Kingston Pen Standard Tour

Step inside the walls of Canada’s oldest penitentiary and explore the living and working areas, some dating back to the 1830s.  Hear the personalized accounts from former staff and learn about the history and the daily routines, including stories of escapes, riots and everything in between on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Every guest must have a ticket including children 0-4. Those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before 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. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend your tour, you need to submit a ticket change request 72 hours prior to your scheduled tour time - parks.on.ca/contact

Location Kingston Penitentiary

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Visite guidée du Pénitencier de Kingston en Français

Entrez à l’intérieur du plus ancien pénitencier au Canada et venez explorer les endroits, dont quelques-uns datant des années 1830, où vivaient et travaillaient les détenus. Écoutez des anecdotes personnelles des anciens employés du Système correctionnel du Canada tout en apprenant la routine quotidienne des détenus et des employés et en entendant des récits d’évasions, d’émeutes et plusieurs autres sujets pendant cette visite guidée d’une durée de 1h30. Veuillez noter que les anciens employés du Système correctionel du Canada ne parlent pas français. Par contre, pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas l'anglais, votre guide touristique vous fournira sa propre traduction en français. Tous les visiteurs doivent avoir un billet, même les enfants âgés de 0 à 4 ans. Ceux âgés de 17 ans et moins doivent être accompagnés par un adulte. Veuillez s'il-vous-plaît arriver 15 minutes avant le début de votre visite guidée. Les visiteurs devront porter un masque, suivre les mesures de distanciation sociale ainsi que les protocoles de sécurité et devront rester avec leur guide en tout temps. Les visiteurs devront se préparer pour la visite en portant des chaussures confortables pour des marches de longues durées à l'intérieur et à l'exterieur, et devront apporter un parapluie s'ils veulent se protéger contre la pluie ou le soleil. Les visites se font en partie à l'extérieur et à l'intérieur dans les temps ensolleillés et pluviales. Veuillez noter que les billets sont non-remboursables. Si vous ne pouvez plus assister à votre visite, vous devez soumettre une demande de changement de billet au moins 72 heures avant l'heure prévue de votre visite - parks.on.ca/contact

Location Kingston Penitentiary

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