An Evening in Gaol: Newburyport Preservation Trust Fund-Raiser, Enjoy this rare opportunity to visit Newburyport’s old granite jail. You’ll enter thrugh the jailkeeper’s house, tour the jail with expert guides, and enjoy refreshments in the carriage house and courtyard, seranaded by guitarist John Tavano. The “Olde 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 via the NPT website at NbptPreservationTrust.org. All proceeds benefit the Preservation Trust.
Admission: $50. per person for members of the Preservation Trust; $60. per person for non-members.