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Cell Block Tours at the Old Haddam Jail October 7th and 8th

Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy

(September 22, 2023) — The Haddam Historical Society will host a tour of the historic Haddam Jail cellblock on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Visitors will meet some of the famous and not so well-known, prisoners who were incarcerated in the Haddam Jail in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Local actors and volunteers will portray real prisoners (photo above) who were jailed for various crimes including arson, bigamy, and murder. We are partnering with the local theater group, Blue Fire Stage Company. Learn more about Blue Fire Stage Company at

Come and hear their stories, learn their fates, including the Candy Store Arsonists, the Lady Bigamist and the River Pirate.

Admission is $10 for adults; children ages 12 to 18 are $5 and children under 12 are free. For more information visit or call 860-345-2400. Tours will start at 1:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting our website.

Photo provided by Haddam Historical Society

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