Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (Musée POP) - Historic Places Days

Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (Musée POP)

Trois-Rivières, Québec
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
200 Rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
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Hours
Summer : everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM Fall, winter, spring : Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Phone
8193720406, #221

Classified as a historical monument, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières opened in 1822 and closed its doors in 1986 for unsanitary conditions. Until its closure, the detention centre was the oldest operating prison in Canada.

Combining technology and real-life facts, the guided tours of the Old Prison allow visitors to discover life in prison through different characters who gravitated in the world of this institution during its 164 years of service.

Amenities

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

Fun Facts

Until the late 1960s, the prison governor and his family lived in an apartment on the top floor of the Old Prison. The governor’s wife was in charge of the women’s wing, which was located right next door to their apartment.

Location

200 Rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
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