Canada’s Penitentiary Museum

Built in 1873 as the Kingston Penitentiary Warden’s residence, “Cedarhedge” now houses Canada’s Penitentiary Museum. Dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the fascinating history of Canada’s Federal penitentiary system, currently more than 25,000 people per year visit this award-winning museum, which offers self-guided tours. When possible, volunteers and staff are always on hand to answer your questions. Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes to enjoy the visit and investigate the history of Canada’s federal penitentiaries. It’s time well spent!