Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby

Virtual Tours



 Copper Mine Virtual Tour

Recognized as the first chartered copper mine in North America, the mine at Old New-Gate was once referred to as the Simsbury Mine. Established in 1707,the mine was operational until the 1750s and again in the 1830s.




Prison Yard Tour





Viets Tavern Virtual Tour
Captain John Viets lived in the house across from New- Gate Prison and was designated as the first prison keeper. Capt. Viets’ descendants remained in the house and operated it as an inn and tavern closely associated with the prison.