Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby

Plan Your Visit

Currently closed for the season. Re-opening in May, 2022.

*Check out the information and virtual tours below to get a better understanding of what our museum offers.  


Location: 115 Newgate Rd. East Granby, CT 06026
Free Parking
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 230 East Granby, CT 06026

Picnic Area

  • Located outside of the prison yard and visitor center.
  • Picnic tables available (we do not regularly clean these tables).
  • Beautiful view all year round.
  • Available for public use at all time with no fee. 

Visitor Center

  • Gift Shop and Restrooms.
  • Visitors start here.
  • Admissions can be purchased at the front desk.

Prison Yard


  • Mine tours are provided by museum staff.
  • Complimentary timed tickets are distributed at the front desk upon admission payment.
  • Tickets cannot be reserved ahead of time, except for group visits of 10 or more people.
  • The mine is not a self-guided experience.
  • There are 33 steps down to the mining landing which is 35 feet below ground.
  • Visitors are led around a 100 yard loop descending to as low as 75 feet below ground.
  • The shortest tunnel is 4 feet high.
  • The mine is consistently 52 degrees, wet, and dimly lit.
  • We ask that visitors consider their medical history and physical limitations before descending
    to the mine.
  • Strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, and similar devices are not permitted.
  • Closed toed shoes are required.
  • Take a virtual tour of the Mine.

Student Groups Visits

Please contact Site Manager Morgan Bengel to book a field trip / group visit or learn more. Morgan.Bengel@ct.gov  |  860-655-1591

Learn more about the museum and the surrounding area at CTvisit.com.