An Evening in Gaol

  • 19 May 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 10 Auburn Street, Newburyport, Mass.
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Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit Newburyport’s landmark old granite jail on Friday, May 19, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

You'll enter through the Jail Keeper’s House, tour the jail with expert guides, and enjoy refreshments in the Carriage House and courtyard, serenaded by guitarist John Tavano.

The “Old Gaol” was Newburyport’s jail from 1825-1912. Privately owned since 1923, it is rarely open to visitors. Architect Charles Griffin and his wife Gillian have owned and restored the property since 1987, and both will be on hand to talk to guests about its history. Drawings from the jail’s 1934 Historic American Buildings Survey will be on display along with other history information. Complimentary food, wine, beer, and water will be served.

Pre-registration and ticket purchase are required. Register via the Events page of NPT’s website, All proceeds benefit the Newburyport Preservation Trust. Tickets are $50 per person for Newburyport Preservation Trust members; $60 per person for non-members.

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