Historic SDG Jail open for tours

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Historic SDG Jail open for tours

SD&G, Ontario – The Historic SDG Jail is pleased to announce tours will begin on May 23, 2017, and run until August 25, 2017, for the summer season. 

At an affordable price of $10 for adults and only $5 for children, tours will be available Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The tours will be lead by a tour guide and give guests an interactive and historical journey through the facility, which dates back to 1833.

“It’s a brand-new program for us and we are thrilled to be able to offer it,” said Shauna Baggs, Tourism Coordinator for SDG.

Although tours have been available in the past through various organizations, this will be the first year SDG will be independently offering the tours under the newly formed SDG Tourism division of the Corporate Services Department.

In addition to the tours, an in-house visitor’s centre has been created inside the jail to promote tourism throughout SDG.

“Tourism is a vital part of our local economy”, said Tim Simpson, County Chief Administrative Officer.  “The visitor centre will promote all the great attractions and events throughout SDG as we look to build and enhance our tourism network.”

Jail tours will run every 20 minutes and interested individuals and groups are encouraged to call 613-935-4891 to book.  Bookings can also be confirmed via email at jail@sdgcounties.ca.

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