Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby

Plan Your Visit

OPEN FOR THE SEASON (May 12th - October 31st)

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

Monday            10:00 - 4:30 (last tickets 4:00)
Tue / Wed         CLOSED
Thursday          12:00 - 6:00 (last tickets 5:30)     
Fri / Sat / Sun   10:00 - 4:30 (last tickets 4:00)

Adults (18-64)            $10
Senior (65 & Older)    $8
Youth (6-17)               $5
Child (5 & Under)       Free                                    

Special Admissions
Veterans                     $8
Students                     $5CT Summer at the Museum
Teachers                     $5
Active Military             Free

CT Summer at the Museum Connecticut Kids and one accompanying adult are free through September 5th. Free admssion includes self guided exploration of the prison yard, as well as a guided tour of the copper mine. Mine tours are first come, first serve. 


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.