Naval port Prison was erected about 1900 and until 1997 it has been a place to break people’s lives and suppress their free will. With powers changing, its prisoners changed as well – among them there were revolutionaries, seamen and non-commissioned officers of the tsarist army, deserters from the German Wehrmacht, and enemies of the people in Stalin’s times, soldiers of both the Soviet army and the Latvian army and other rebels.
You will have an opportunity to try on a gas-mask, the red tie of a young pioneer or buy a genuine soldier’s aluminium spoon. You will see a prison that has endured almost no changes since its beginnings in tsarist times. You will learn about the way its prisoners used to live.
Price from EUR 58 per person
Included: transfers, guide, entry fees for St. Trinity Church, Naval Port prison, North fort
Duration: 12 – 13 hours, including time for transfer.