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Historic Cornwall Jail, Cornwall
(4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Cornwall Jail was one of the busiest per capita, in the Province of Ontario. From those early days these walls confined murderers, debtors and thieves, men, women and children. In the last years, the average age of an inmate was 21 and crimes were minor. Many were repeat offenders.

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  • Our family found the guided tour to be very informative and educational. The kids dressed up and went in the cells. Everyone had a great time 
  • This attraction is only open sat/sun. We tried to go on a Thursday but saw the hours. We had a very informative visit. The display were amazing. Don told us so much interesting jail history. Definitel...  more »
  • Our trip to the jail was amazing in that our guide Don was so informative! We went with our 7-year-old grandson who was given a costume of dress that was the time period, which was a hit! Much informa...  more »