Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine is opening on May 6th for the 2021 season (May – October). You won’t want to miss this open-air experience in America’s oldest state prison or our underground tour of the nation’s first chartered copper mine. New signage has been installed to better interpret the same historic ruins and structures that have existed here for over 200 years. Visitors to Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine will explore timeless stories of those who have been incarcerated on this site viewed with both a historic and modern lens. Old New-Gate is proud to house the first ever Re-entry Hall of Change – a place to honor formerly incarcerated men and women who have made a great positive impact in their communities. Whether you are looking to discover a piece of Connecticut’s rich history, or to think deeply about the nature of crime and punishment; to explore 75 feet below the surface through the dark and windy paths of the old copper mine or simply to make memories with loved ones, your authentic experience at Old New-Gate awaits.
The museum will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00am – 4:30pm. Additional hours are offered on Thursdays from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Adult tickets are $10, with discounted prices for seniors and youth. Active military, veterans, and teachers are free.
See you this season!