A Tour Of This Haunted Prison In Connecticut Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Since 1707, Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine has been a part of  Connecticut’s history. It’s no wonder this National Historic Landmark is considered a place that will give you more than a few chills. But, are those chills really because of restless spirits forever imprisoned in the tunnels of New-Gate Prison, or are they because the underground tunnels are consistently a damp 52 degrees? Whether you believe in wandering spirits or not, the history of what was once considered the worst prison in the country is worth a look.

Please note, Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine is temporarily closed.

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Tours reopen in May of 2021. Keep up-to-date on the website and Facebook page.

Address: 115 Newgate Rd, East Granby, CT 06026, USA