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Old Adelaide Gaol Tours
“If Only The Walls Could Talk …. “ – Well maybe they can!

Not excited by history?
Not amazed by old buildings?
Not intrigued by what happened behind the doors of a working Gaol?

Well, you haven’t been to the Old Adelaide Gaol with Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons. Join the most experienced and highly awarded tour operator at the Gaol for an exposé of the Old Girl. Let us breathe fire into this amazing site and bring it alive for you.

Share our passion for the Adelaide Gaol and indulge in some of the stories that will captivate and move you to wonder, why such a brutal facility existed. And whilst your Guide will be wonderfully experienced, we encourage you to stump them with questions like:-

- What was the disease that saw a large number of inmates quarantined in Yard 1 (and why is that building called the ‘birdcage’ anyway)?
- What happened in the Cell that some people refer to as “Bear’s Cave”?

And if you’re lucky, and your Guide is in a good mood, you might even hear a ghost story thrown in for good measure.

“Adelaide Gaol Tours” – insist on the tour operator with greatest experience and the richest research to enhance your tour at the Adelaide Gaol.

Duration 2hrs
Cost $30 Adults   $18 Child
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Contact us if you want a certain date for groups


Adelaide gaol tours - executionHelp us trace the footsteps of a number of inmates who made this fateful journey. The Adelaide Gaol witnessed 45 executions during its history and some of her inmates had rather unusual stories to tell.

One common misconception (thanks to television) is the time taken from pronouncing sentence to the day of execution. ‘Death row’ in South Australia was experienced in most cases for no more than 28 days. Not long to make peace with your maker …

Our history guides have unparalleled experience with the Adelaide Gaol and its occupants over the years. But don’t let them tell you the same stories they tell everyone – ask them about the following:-

- How true is the rumour that one or two executions did not go according to plan?
- Just what happened at the Gaol whilst condemned prisoners awaited execution?
- Why did so many judges enforce the death penalty when the juries asked for mercy?

And for those who suffered the extreme penalty of the law … let us share their stories …

Duration 2hrs
Cost - $30 Adult   $18 Children (please note not suitable for young children due to content)
Price includes entry price into the Gaol.
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Great for group bookings.  Can be organised for day or night.

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