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Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine

First State Prison in America

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Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby was 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 Newgate Prison was declared a National Historic Landmark. Old Newgate Prison is one of the leading tourist attractions in Connecticut.

Location: 115 Newgate Rd., East Granby Connecticut 06026 Telephone 860-653-3563

Other History nearby:
(Litchfield) All Wars Memorial
(Bristol) American Clock and Watch Museum
(Hartford) Ancient Burying Ground
(Pittsfield) Arrowhead
(Cheshire) Baker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum
(Hubbardston) Barre Falls Dam

12/08 Coming to The East Granby area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.