L’Orignal Old Jail
Come and visit one of the oldest jail in Ontario and the second oldest jail in Canada. The L'Orignal Old Jail is a unique tourist attraction in eastern Ontario as it was the only francophone jail in Ontario. The first floor is still occupied by the oldest courthouse in the province and is still in function to this day. Open to the public since 2007, this historical site now under the Ontario Heritage Act invites you to soak in the atmosphere of what used to be prison life in L’Orignal. Five prisoners of the jail were sentenced to death, the last in 1933. Today, visitors can tour the jail exactly as it was when it finally closed in 1998.