Sat Oct 8, 12:00 PM - Sat Oct 8, 12:15 PM

Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine- Seasonal

115 Newgate Road, East Granby, CT 06026

Community: Hartford


Explore the underground copper mine lit by a display of professionally carved pumpkins.

Event Details

Experience the Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine like never before! In the late 18th century, people incarcerated at New-Gate Prison were housed in the abandoned copper mine in total darkness. This October, celebrate the Fall season with us as we bring “Light into the Dungeon” , illuminated by 300 Jack O’ Lanterns. Explore the 100-yard loop of the underground copper mine lit by a display of professionally carved pumpkins.

Visit Details

Advanced Tickets Required.
Tickets cost $20 for adults & $10 for youth (17 and under).
Refunds can only be processed 1 day before your selected ticket time.
Arrive during your selected time slot to be admitted into the mine.
Guides will be stationed throughout the mine, but the experience underground is primarily self-guided and should last roughly 30 minutes.
Tickets also include admission to the above ground prison yard.
The prison yard includes ruins, cells, and special exhibits, which are also available for self-exploration.
Arrive before your time slot, or stay after to explore the prison yard.
Masks are strongly recommended in the copper mine, per the request of the Dept. of Energy and Environmental protection to protect our bats from the spread of COVID-19.
Mine Conditions

There are 33 steps down to the mining landing which is 35 feet below ground.
Visitors can explore the 100 yard loop of the mine.
The lowest tunnel is 4 feet high.
The mine is consistently 52 degrees, wet, and dimly lit.
We ask that visitors consider their medical history and physical limitations before descending to the mine.
Strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, and similar devices are not permitted.
Closed toed shoes are strongly recommended.
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