Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, located in East Granby, Conn., is nationally recognized as the first chartered copper mine and first state prison in early America. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972 and an archaeological preserve. The museum honors formerly incarcerated men and women who have made a great positive impact in their communities.
CRIS produced a smartphone audio tour using QR Codes that trigger recordings in English and Spanish for 14 exhibits at the prison and copper mine site, where incarcerated men were kept in a pit beneath the ground in an old copper mine. Due to its secluded position, in 1773 the Connecticut General Assembly decided the mine was a suitable prison location.