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Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Obscura Day 2015: Life Behind Bars at the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières

Experience incarceration in what was once Canada's longest operating prison.

Entering the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières is much more than just a visit to a historic building; it’s a glimpse at prisoners’ living conditions in the penal system of the 19th and 20th Century.

The Musée Québécois de Culture Populaire’s Go To Jail exhibit gives visitors a very strong, very real and sometimes disturbing experience. Our guides will discuss life in prison, both in the past and in the present, offering attendees a unique sense of what life behind bars was like while the prison was in operation. After a visit to the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières' cells and isolation cells you are sure to leave with a newfound sense of freedom!

This event is not recommended for children under 12.

Saturday, May 30; 10:30am - 11:45am
Cost: $12
Old Prison of Trois-Rivières
200 Rue Laviolette
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Canada G9A 1T9