Penitentiary Museum

Museum in Kingston

The ‘correctional service’ is what Canadian bureaucrats call the nation’s jail system, and this museum is a good way to enter that system without stealing a car. The museum, housed in the former warden's residence opposite the actual penitentiary, has a fascinating collection of weapons and tools confiscated from inmates during attempted escapes.

Visit to organize a guided tour of the penitentiary itself, which closed in 2013.