Guided visit: In the Big House: Encounters Behind Bars.
Here is a tour of the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières combining technology and real-life stories to get to know the premises and the living conditions in this 19th century institution. Projections, sound effects, audio and other digital technologies help convey the points of view of the different protagonists, tell the story of this prison (which is now classified as a heritage building), and elicit the visitor’s emotions.
During the summer, only one guided tour in English at 11:15 a.m. Online reservation suggested. During Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, English guided visits are not always available, please call 24 hours before your visit at (819) 372-0406
Should you visit with a baby under one year old, please bring a baby carrier instead of a stroller. The confined areas inside the prison do not allow enough space for a stroller. Please keep in mind that if your baby cries, the guide may ask you to leave, without a refund, in order to maintain the quality of the experience for the other visitors (there is a lot of echo in the prison). Thank you for your understanding.
This tour experience is financed by the contributions of the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications.