Tour Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine with CLHO

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 115 Newgate Road, East Granby CT
  • 9


  • Please bring your student i.d. to check-in
  • FREE

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We couldn't think of a better month for a behind the scenes tour of Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine than October!

Join us in East Granby on October 13 at 10:00am for a guided behind the scenes tour of the prison yard and copper mine with site manager Morgan Bengel. 

A National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve, Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (1773) in East Granby, Connecticut is the oldest surviving state prison in the nation. The site consists of 45 acres of land, including the one-acre prison yard enclosed by a 12-foot tall masonry perimeter wall that encompasses the entrance to the underground copper mine, a rehabilitated two-story Guardhouse, and the standing ruins of four other buildings: a two-story Chapel, a two-story Nail Shop, a two-story Workshop, and a four-story Cell Block. The dank mine tunnels, menacing perimeter walls, and hulking prison ruins still convey an environment of confinement and awe.

For more information about Old New-Gate check out their Facebook page or visit


CLHO Members: FREE 
Non-members: $15 
Students: $15 / CCSU Students FREE

Due to the terrain of the mine, New-Gate requires all guests wear closed toe shoes the day of the event. Thank you.

Connecticut League of Museums
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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