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Inside Dannemora Prison

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photo courtesy of Clinton County Historical Association

Photo courtesy of Clinton County Historical Association

The Clinton Correctional Facility at Dannemora, originally built in 1845, is the third oldest in New York State, and the history of the prison is fascinating and its architecture most dramatic.  This unique opportunity will take us inside this maximum-security prison where we will visit a cellblock modeled on the “Auburn System,” the Church of the Good Thief built entirely by inmates, the North Yard, and see a prison workshop.  The day will also include a morning walk around the village that surrounds the prison where we’ll see the outside of the former Dannemora State Hospital and other prison facilities outside its walls.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m.

FEE:  $40 for AARCH members and $50 for non-members

Participants must be 18 or older. For safety purposes, other restrictions apply. Please contact AARCH for information. 




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