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Old New-Gate Prison

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Originally founded as a copper mine in the early 1700's. 
NewGate was first used as a prison to house Tories and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. It was the first State Prison in America. 
The Prison also held Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. 
In 1976 New-Gate Prison was declared a National Historic
Landmark. Old New-Gate Prison is one of the leading tourist attractions in Connecticut.

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Directions:  Take exit 40 off I-91, heading West on Rt. 20. Proceed for approx. 8 miles until you come to the intersection of Rt. 187 & 20. Continue up the hill, take a right at the signal light.  Head North on Newgate Road for 2.3 miles, Olde New-Gate Prison is on the left. Newgate_sign.gif (9594 bytes)
   
   
     
 

 

 
 

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