Kingston Pen opens its doors to visitors
KINGSTON, Ont. - Historic Kingston Penitentiary has thrown open its doors to the general public for the first time in ages.
About two dozen people entered its imposing confines â€” the first tour group allowed inside since the last prisoners were moved out last week.
They said they were curious to get a peek inside the penitentiaryâ€” once home to some of Canada's worst criminals.
They said it was fascinating, and some said it gave them an inkling of what a life behind bars must feel like.
A former warden of the infamous prison led the first tour.
The prison will be open for the fundraising tours for the next three weeks â€” but eager visitors have already snapped up all the tickets.