La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres

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Take a tour of La Vieille Prison de 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. Make La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres part of your personalized Trois-Rivieres itinerary using our Trois-Rivieres trip maker site.
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  • very interesting and informative visit! All the guides where very good, only letdown the basement was closed because of covid....  more »
  • We visited this attraction with a cruise excursion. Tours of the prison last 1 hour and must be taken with an employee who is not a past prisoner as few are left. Our young guide was excellent! He...  more »
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  • Very interesting tour with a friendly guide. I did it in French but you can ask for English tour at the reception (it's not everyday that you can have in english!! So maybe it's better to get the information before to go). If you are lucky you can get some true stories that happen in the jail. I feel I little sad but it's interesting to know !
  • Very interesting museum.

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