Old New Gate Prison Is Re Opening

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.



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