From Torture to Tourist Attraction: The Story of Connecticut’s Old New Gate Prison
Old New Gate Prison & Coppermine in East Granby, Connecticut, is a place that once symbolized torture and confinement and is now a popular tourist attraction. From being one of the most haunting places on earth to becoming an intriguing destination for tourists worldwide, this article and photo gallery will take you through the fascinating journey of Old New Gate Prison.
It was first opened in 1773 as a copper mine before being converted into a prison in 1790. At the time of its opening, it served as the only maximum-security prison for men convicted of serious crimes such as murder and treason. The prison remained operational until its closure in 1969. Let me give you the grand tour thanks to photos from the Old New Gate Prison Facebook page.