Visit These Fascinating Prison Ruins In Connecticut For An Adventure Into The Past

Some of the most interesting spots to explore are places that were ultimately failures. The Old Newgate Prison is one of those places. Long ago, it was a copper mine that failed to produce much copper. It was also a prison for many years, and it failed to be cost-effective or humane. More copper mining efforts followed and they too failed. Ultimately, this place was abandoned. Today, the Old Newgate Prison is finally finding some success – as a tourist attraction that shares historical stories of what went right and what went wrong at Old Newgate.

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The Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine Archaeological Preserve is listed as a State Archeological Preserve and a national Historic Landmark. Connecticut is a state with many amazing ruins. Here are some more sites you need to explore.

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