Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail - Historic Places Days

Ancienne Prison de L’Orignal Old Jail

L'Orignal, Ontario
Cultural Heritage Centre
1023 Queen Street, L'Orignal, ON, Canada
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June 1st to August 30th: 7 days/week 10am - 4pm
613-675-4661 ext. 8107

Come and visit the oldest jail in Ontario and the second oldest jail in Canada. The L’Orignal Old Jail is a unique tourist attraction in eastern Ontario. It was the only francophone jail in Ontario.The second floor is still occupied by the oldest courthouse in Ontario. To this day, the courthouse is still in function. 

Open to the public since 2007, this historical site now under the Ontario Heritage Act invites you to soak in the atmosphere of what used to be prison life in L’Orignal. Five prisoners of the jail were sentenced to death, the last in 1933. Today, visitors can tour the jail exactly as it was when it finally closed in 1998.

Venez visiter la plus ancienne prison de l’Ontario et la deuxième plus ancienne du Canada. La vieille prison de L’Orignal est une attraction touristique unique dans l’est de l’Ontario. C’était la seule prison francophone en Ontario. Le deuxième étage est toujours occupé par le plus ancien palais de justice de l’Ontario. À ce jour, le palais de justice est toujours en fonction.

Ouvert au public depuis 2007, ce site historique, qui relève maintenant de la Loi sur le patrimoine de l’Ontario, vous invite à vous imprégner de l’atmosphère de ce qu’était autrefois la prison à L’Orignal. Cinq prisonniers de la prison ont été condamnés à mort, le dernier en 1933. Aujourd’hui, les visiteurs peuvent visiter la prison exactement comme elle était quand elle a finalement fermé ses portes en 1998.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


1023 Queen Street, L'Orignal, ON, Canada
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