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Incredible that we kept men, women and juveniles in a prison like this until 1986. 18 to a cell... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Malcolm G
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Mississauga, Canada
what a fascinating story behind this jail

As Louise Penny fans, my family and I were first lured into the Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres by the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
ErinnElisabeth
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Part of the Musee POP, The Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres opened in 1822 and was classified a historic monument. The guides (some of them are former inmates) will tell you about life in this prison closed in 1986 for unhealthy conditions. The cells...more
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200, Laviolette Street, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 6L5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible that we kept men, women and juveniles in a prison like this until 1986. 18 to a cell designed for 6. Cells had no toilets or running water or A/C or proper heating. And the isolation cells called 'holes' in the basement actually had...More

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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Malcom G for your comment.

Reviewed 1 June 2018

As Louise Penny fans, my family and I were first lured into the Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres by the literary connection, but we discovered so much more. We had a fabulous, knowledgeable, and patient tour guide who delighted in sharing stories with us. This is...More

Thank ErinnElisabeth
Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks ErinnElisabeth!

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were here today and Réjean’s life story as an old inmate here was inspiring and fascinating! Its a must!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It's a beautiful place. The construction, the thickness of the wall are most impressive. The history behind the place is very interesting. It is a prison though, full of echoes of the past.......

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

On a recent cruise to Canada we visited the old jail. I had seen this on the internet when I researched the town. We had a guide to show us around. He was very informative and we spent a good hour being shown around and...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited the old jail as a family, me, my parents, my sister and our two teens and it was quite impressive. The guide we had was quite good and colorful ...it is quite interesting to hear them talk about the history of the jail......More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the old prison and jumped into a tour last minute. The gentleman guiding our goup was a former innate and gave us his own personal perspective of the history and logistics of the prison system. He didn't speak much English...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

...in the heart of town enclosed by a museum. It's interesting to see how this prison lasted till the late 1980's with so little amenities of any kind. Tour guides consist of released prisoners who experienced this place.

Thank Desertconcierge
Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you Desertconcierge for your comments

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a chance to go visit this old jail in Trois-Rivieres last week. Nice experience Something to do.. but will not go back They offer limited visits for young persons.. they actually don't allow under 12 and it's not quite advertised.... be warned -...More

Thank Stephane1592
Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Stephane 1592, First of all, it is true that the visit of the Old Jail is not available for children under 12 years old. Indeed, the visit includes testimonies on prison life that could be disturbing for young children. You can find this information...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

By sharing the experience of the prisonners and the jail workers , you will not believe your ears about all the stories the guide will tell you. It is really a must. Take also the visit at the museum beside the building.

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Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi LavalLoulou, We are glad to learn that you appreciated your tour at the Old Jail of Trois-Rivières and at the Musée québécois de culture populaire. Thank you and have a nice day!

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MddieCanada
27 September 2017|
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Response from Claire P | Property representative |
Hi MddieCanada, Unfortunatly, the Old Jail will be closed on October 10. During Fall (after October 9) and Winter, the Old Jail is opened only Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Sorry! Claire Plourde Communication... More
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Steve F
8 July 2015|
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Response from Claire P | Property representative |
Hi Steve F, You could walk from the Cruise ship dock, it is only 5 minutes to the Old Jail.
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Steve F
8 July 2015|
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure it is at no more than 500 feet from the port. Have a nice visit to the jail !
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