Canada's Penitentiary Museum is solely devoted to preserving and explaining the past of the federal penitentiaries. It is one of the award-winning museums. The museum is located within its Kingston Penitentiary's former Warden's quarters. They can also provide general institutional histories for all Canadian federal penitentiaries and information regarding more specific penitentiary operations, practices, customs, descriptions, etc. Many visitors admire the limestone architecture that has made Kingston world-famous as "the city of Limestone." Canada's Penitentiary Museum attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year. The volunteer group, "Friends of the Penitentiary Museum," is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the fascinating history.
Best Places To See in Kingston
Expert recommended Top 3 Places to Visit in Kingston, Ontario. All of our places to see actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!
CANADA'S PENITENTIARY MUSEUM REVIEWS
Very interesting place to visit. Staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the visit.
What a great museum! It is an honest and genuine recounting of the history of the penitentiary. The grounds and home are also wonderful to wander around. Worth the donation.
Helpful, bilingual staff. Well placed exhibits. Great quality exhibits and very interesting. Lots of history and items to read, view, and even some to interact with.
PumpHouse Museum is a history, science, and technology museum in a 19th-century pumping station with a discovery center. It is home to Kingston's original waterworks and pumping station and hosts several exhibits each season. PumpHouse Museum is situated in one of the oldest initial waterworks in Canada, and steam-powered pumps provided the first hot water for Kingston. Throughout North America, only six equally preserved water pumping stations exist. The history follows the conditions that contributed to the development of the PumpHouse Museum as infrastructure and the way it serves as a museum. PumpHouse Museum outdoor group walking tours, indoor private children's education programs, and indoor private guided museum tours.
Youth (15-24 Years) & Seniors (65+ Years) $5.75
Family (Max 2 Adults and their children/youth) $20
Sun & Mon: Closed
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PUMPHOUSE MUSEUM REVIEWS
The history was amazing. I highly recommend visiting. Friendly staff. Hopefully next time I come back, the trains are working.
Excellent museum on the waterfront. We learned a lot about the Kingston waterfront. Staff was very knowledgeable and well spoken. The Brewers, bakers, and boilermakers tour was excellent.
Not a big museum, but neat to see with the giant steam pumps and my model railroads, including the one from the opening scenes of The Friendly Giant! Staff were very helpful and even available to give a tour.
Leon's Centre is an indoor arena that opened in 2008. The Leon’s Centre is a 6,700-seat sport and entertainment venue located in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is formerly known as Rogers K-Rock Centre. It is Kingston's destination for sports and entertainment. It is home to Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. Their facility staff pride themselves on providing the industry and the public with the best service possible and appreciate the recognition of their efforts. The centre was designed by Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects and constructed by EllisDon Construction. It has hosted many concerts and entertainment events. Visitors can also enjoy the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame, located within the centre. The hall was opened in 2008 at this centre. In addition, Leon's Centre has restaurants which are run by staff.
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LEON'S CENTRE REVIEWS
Perfect seating great venue. No matter where you sit it is a great place. Loved it!!
Went to see Jann Arden ... what a great experience! Ushers were helpful and friendly. Clean and welcoming venue.
Went for a concert (Jan Arden) so did really get a chance to see much of the venue. Ushers were helpful and washrooms clean.