Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby

Plan Your Visit


*  Old New-Gate is CLOSED for the season and will re-open in May, 2024.

Regular Admission

$10 Admission
 Adults (17 - 59 yrs.)

$8 Admission
- Seniors (60 & Older)
- All Veterans
$5 Admission
- Youth (6 - 17 yrs.)
- Students (College with ID)
- Teachers (with ID)
Free Admission
- Children (5 & Younger)
- Active Military & Family (Blue Star Program)


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).
  • Please remove your trash from the site. 
  • 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 

  • Above ground portion of the site.
  • Open for guided tours and self-exploration.
  • Includes the prison ruins, guardhouse, and cells.
  • Exhibits are housed in the guardhouse.  
  • Take a virtual tour of the prison yard. 


  • For the month of October, visitors can only explore the mine with advanced tickets to "Light into the Dungeon," the experience is self-guides, but museum staff will be available to assist and answer questions. 
  • 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. 

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