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Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres

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Take a tour of Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, one of the longest-operating prisons in Canada, and a now classified heritage building. The detention center opened in 1822, but despite ongoing improvements over the years, was closed in 1986. Take a guided tour through the cells and dungeons of the prison. Sometimes, a former inmate will deliver your tour, and will teach you about their personal experience of prison life. Be aware that some of the guides don't speak English, so tours are often delivered in French only. Use our Trois-Rivieres tour planner to visit Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres on your trip to Trois-Rivieres, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There were some issues with the guides who claimed to not know that they needed to speak English to our school group. This was disappointing. We will be giving it another chance this year, hopefully n...  more »
  • The visited the viellle prison is excellent. The guides are excellent, they frighten you and have fun so that you can learn. I will never forget my visit. The visit to the old prison is not for young children are they will be afraid.
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  • For all of you who have not experienced this "kind" of closed retreat, the Québec Museum of folk culture offers an immersion smart to the visitor what incarceration is... the visits are conducted by former detainees or individuals who have "experience" of the prison!
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  • I was really looking forward to visiting this place but when we arrived to buy the tickets they told us children under 10 years old are not allowed because of the topics the guide talks about... my son is one year old, I really don't think he was going to understand anyway. What bothers me the most is that it is not mentioned anywhere.
  • A great very eclectic Museum. Several subjects treated as art, the Quebec comics, toys of the 1960s...
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  • The old prison: good price, informative, good length of visit, Kudos to Rej, our guide
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  • The visit to the prison is very informative and shocking.
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  • Clean and modern museum to visit. The exhibits are interesting and original.
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