Pubic Paranormal Evening

Posted: August 5, 2011 in What's New

Tickets are still available for our Public Paranormal Evening, this evening allows participants to participate in one three hour session in which they can learn how paranormal equipement works as well as profit from the opportunity to use said equipement. Door prizes are also available. This event runs October 22nd 2011 with sessions from 6-9pm, 9-12am, and 12-3am. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Historic Cornwall Jail.

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Devices of Human Restraint

Posted: June 5, 2011 in What's New

Looking to see how people have been restrained throughout history? Interested in seeing some of the progressions of handcuffs, and seeing different models used around the world? Ever wondered what a straight jacket looks like up close? If you answered YES to any of these questions you should definitely make your way to this Historic Cornwall Jail where we are featuring Devices of Human Restraint from now until August 31st 2011. A guided tour will give you an hours worth of information about the jail, its history, and some of our ghost stories; following the tour you will be escorted to our restraint room where you will be able to look at the various devices on loan from Steve Santini. Your tour guide would be more than happy to answer your questions regarding these devices as well as any other questions you may have about the jail. While you’re here be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to be fingerprinted, to purchase a set of handcuffs, and to purchase your very own JAIL T-SHIRT available in youth and adult sizes.

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2011 Hallowe’en Plans

Posted: June 5, 2011 in What's New

Plans are currently underway for this year’s Haunted House. We will be working with Lucie and her team again this year, we are working on creating a scarier experience for visitors. We are also working on providing more comfortable waiting areas for those awaiting a fright – or two! This year we have extended the event to span an ENTIRE WEEK! We hope this will allow everyone a chance to be frightened, as was said last year “you may walk in tough as a football player but you will leave screaming like a cheerleader!”

Canada Post Strike

Posted: June 5, 2011 in What's New

Due to the Canada Post strike The Historic Cornwall Jail will not be able to mail information packages.

Thank-you for your understanding and your patience

Information Packages

Posted: May 16, 2011 in What's New

Thinking about coming to Cornwall for the Devices of Human Restraint exhibit? Wondering what else there is to do in the area? Send us an e-mail at for your FREE visitor information package!

Paranormal Evening

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Ghostly Encounters

Every October the Historic Cornwall Jail hosts a public paranormal investigation. This year we are working with another paranormal group ‘Personal Senses’  to present this chilling evening of ghosts, history and fun! The event occurs in three sessions on October 22nd the first session runs from 6-9pm, the second session from 9-12am, and the third session from 12-3am. Tickets are available at the Historic Cornwall Jail (11 Water Street West Cornwall, ON)  and are 25$ per person.