Get locked up with a historic jail tour

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CORNWALL, Ontario - The SD&G Historical Society wants you behind bars this summer.

The Cornwall jail walls have been witness to many lost souls during its operation; housing criminals guilty of committing misdemeanors to violent crimes.

The United Counties Council has authorized an agreement with the society to include the Cornwall jail as part of its existing museum tours.

“We are proud to be a partner with the United Counties of SDG in the promotion and preservation of this very important historic building and its story,” said museum curator Ian Bowering.

The Cornwall jail was built in 1834 and remained operational until 2002.

"The jail site is of great significance, and the SD&G Historical Society will provide many interesting stories and facts as part of the tour of this facility," said Shauna Baggs, United Counties Council communications assistant.

For more information, contact the Cornwall Community Museum at 613-936-0280 or e-mail

Organizations: SDG Historical Society, United Counties Council, Cornwall Community Museum

Geographic location: Cornwall

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