From the Kingston Heritage
Big things are planned for the Big House.
The popular daily tours of Kingston Penitentiary are set to continue indefinitely under a newly-approved vision to redevelop the former prison lands.
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC), which currently oversees the tours, couldn’t be happier with the long-term plan.
In 2016, the tours sold 46,889 tickets with $207,010 in revenues, a figure that would’ve climbed to $1.4 million had the tour season lasted a full year.
So far in 2017, the attraction has sold 52,968 tickets generating $1.2 million. The revenues are expected to reach as high as four million dollars with an expanded season from May to October, longer hours, higher fees, a two-tiered visitor experience and the launch of same-day, walk-up ticket sales, Holgerson explained.