Jail (Gaol)

When coming to the Kings County Museum, tours are available not only for the exhibit on display, but you also have the opportunity to tour the Kings County Gaol (Jail). The
 gaol was originally located in Kingston, New Brunswick and moved to Hampton in 1871 when the shiretown (county seat) was moved to Hampton. Its doors have been closed for use since 1970, but the stories of the jail still live on!  

 Today the stone end of the  building is the old gaol, and directly connected to it, in what was originally the jailer's quarters, is the Hampton community library.  The gaol is complete with artifacts from  the gaol's past and many other artifacts from the 19th century.

Tour the gaol and hear stories about the prisoners!