After nine years of being closed Old New Gate Prison will be re opening this Saturday. The mine operated for 40 years and then was converted into a state prison. Budget cuts and badly needed work forced New-Gate to close, but the state recently bonded $1.5 million to restore this historic site.
This Saturday, Newgate re-opens and they are expecting a big crowd, as many as 2,000 people. It will be a celebration of one of Connecticut’s most interesting treasures. The cost is $6 for adults, while children under 12 are free.